Ethnicity of deceased-donor kidneys influenced outcomes in recipients

November 2008
Cardiology Today;Nov2008, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p21
The article reports that John Hopkins University researchers indicate that African American patients who need kidney transplants had better outcomes if the donor is of the same ethnicity and had cardiac death. More than 100,000 adults who had deceased-donor kidney transplants from 1993 to 2006 were examined. Compared to African Americans who received kidneys from white donors, it was observed that African American recipients had better long-term graft and patient survival after receiving kidneys from African American donors who had cardiac death.


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