Racial disparities in access to transplantation: a tough nut to crack

Kidney Int. 2009 Sep;76(6):589-90. doi: 10.1038/ki.2009.256.


Racial disparities in access to kidney transplantation continue to exist despite determined efforts to improve minority access. Subtle barriers to transplant access will be difficult to overcome. However, the gap between the number of persons needing transplant and the available organs is the greatest impediment to transplantation equality.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Healthcare Disparities*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Kidney Transplantation / ethnology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Minority Groups*