'Tis better to receive than to give: the relative failure of the African American community to provide organs for transplantation.

@article{RozonSolomon1999TisBT,
  title={'Tis better to receive than to give: the relative failure of the African American community to provide organs for transplantation.},
  author={M Rozon-Solomon and Lewis Burrows},
  journal={The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York},
  year={1999},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={
          273-6
        }
}
There is a serious, continuous and increasing shortfall of organs, especially kidneys, for the purpose of transplantation. This shortfall is especially remarkable in African American populations. Because the incidence of hypertension (HTN) and associated end-stage renal diseases (ESRD) is 17 times greater in African Americans, this minority group, which comprises only 12% of the U.S. population, represents 34% of the dialysis population and 30% of the national kidney waiting list. Furthermore… CONTINUE READING

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