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Gap in living kidney transplants between white and minority recipients has widened instead of narrowed
Modern Healthcare

Black and Hispanic kidney transplant patients are less likely than white patients to receive a kidney from a live donor despite concerted efforts over the past two decades to increase organ transplant donation.The incidence rate among white patients who received a live-donor kidney after two years on the waiting list increased four percentage points, climbing to 11% in 2014 from 7% in 1995. At the same time, incidence rates among both black and Hispanic patients decreased, half a percentage point and close to a full percentage point, respectively, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.