Which Ethnic Groups Less Likely to Receive Kidney Donations

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Blacks and Hispanics less likely to get a kidney transplant.

In Your Health Minute,

A new study finds ethnic  differences in kidney transplants from live donors. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University followed more than 400 thousand patients with end stage kidney disease.

Blacks and Hispanics were less likely to receive a live kidney donor after two years on the waiting list than Whites and Asian patients.

In fact this gap has increased over the past two decades.


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