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Blacks Less Likely to Receive Kidney Transplant Early On, Study Finds
Date:1/31/2013

to receive a transplant before being on dialysis for more than a year.

The study's authors found little difference in survival rates among patients who received a kidney transplant before dialysis and those who had the operation within one year of starting dialysis.

Nearly 90,000 people in the United States are waiting for a kidney transplant. The researchers pointed out that many transplant candidates will die before they receive a donor organ.

More information

The U.S. National Institutes of Health provides more information on kidney transplants.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: American Society of Nephrology, news release, Jan. 31, 2013


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