Fewer black, Hispanic patients get kidney transplants from live donors

Despite efforts over the past two decades to increase the number of black and Hispanic patients receiving kidney transplants from related or unrelated living donors, these racial/ethnic minority patients are still much less likely to undergo such transplants than white patients, according to an NHLBI-funded study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In fact, the investigators say, the disparities have worsened in the last 20 years.