How Racial and Ethnic Disparities Affect Kidney Transplantation in Children

Researchers show that there is a higher risk of death in black compared to white children with kidney failure over the last two decades this may be due to the racial differences in access to kidney transplantation. Kidney disease in children interferes with normal growth and functioning. As a result, children with kidney failure are given high priority in the allocation of deceased donor kidneys. But the existence of racial disparities in kidney allocation is not clear.

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