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Why race plays a role in determining who gets kidney transplants — and why it shouldn't

Doctors conduct a live donor kidney transplant. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Doctors conduct a live donor kidney transplant. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

In the U.S.a single equation has been used for decades to determine whether you’re eligible for a kidney transplant. That equation measured kidney function differently for Black patients.

Now, a task force has mandated the elimination of race as a variable. Sojourner Ahébée of WHYY’s The Pulse reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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