Effect of eliminating priority points for HLA-B matching on racial disparities in kidney transplant rates.

Abstract

BACKGROUND African Americans have lower rates of obtaining a deceased donor kidney transplant (DDKT) compared with their white counterparts. One proposed mechanism is differential HLA distributions between African Americans and whites. In May 2003, the United Network for Organ Sharing/Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network changed kidney allocation… (More)
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2011.05.023

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@article{Hall2011EffectOE, title={Effect of eliminating priority points for HLA-B matching on racial disparities in kidney transplant rates.}, author={Erin Carlyle Hall and Allan Massie and Nathan T James and Jacqueline M Garonzik Wang and Robert A Montgomery and Jonathan C Berger and Dorry L Segev}, journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation}, year={2011}, volume={58 5}, pages={813-6} }