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Kidney allocation system may improve access to kidney transplants

from Healio

The implementation of a kidney allocation system improved equity in access to kidney transplants; however, there were geographic disparities, according to results published in the American Journal of Transplantation. “In some parts of the country, candidates can expect to wait upwards of 10 years for a kidney; while in other areas, the wait is only 2 or 3 years,” Darren E. Stewart, MS, told Healio/Nephrology. “This finding highlights the importance of present efforts to revise organ allocation policies to ensure that organs are distributed as broadly as feasible and in an equitable way.” more

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