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Barriers to living donor kidney transplantation among black or older transplant candidates

TitleBarriers to living donor kidney transplantation among black or older transplant candidates
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsWeng, FL, Reese, PP, Mulgaonkar, S, Patel, AM
JournalClin J Am Soc NephrolClin J Am Soc Nephrol
Volume5
Pagination2338-47
Date PublishedDec
ISBN Number1555-905X (Electronic)<br/>1555-9041 (Linking)
Accession Number20876682
KeywordsAdult, African Continental Ancestry Group, Age Factors, Aged, Cohort Studies, Female, Humans, Kidney Transplantation/ethnology, Living Donors, Male, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Retrospective Studies
AbstractBACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Lower rates of living donor kidney transplant (LDKT) among transplant candidates who are black or older may stem from lower likelihoods of (1) recruiting potential living donors or (2) potential donors actually donating (donor "conversion"). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: A single-center, retrospective cohort study was performed to determine race, age, and gender differences in LDKT, donor recruitment, and donor conversion. RESULTS: Of 1617 kidney transplant candidates, 791 (48.9%) recruited at least one potential living donor, and 452 (28.0%) received LDKTs. Black transplant candidates, versus non-blacks, were less likely to receive LDKTs (20.5% versus 30.6%, relative risk [RR] = 0.67), recruit potential living donors (43.9% versus 50.7%, RR = 0.86), and receive LDKTs if they had potential donors (46.8% versus 60.3%, RR = 0.78). Transplant candidates >/=60 years, versus candidates 18 to
Short TitleClinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN
Ethno Med: