This database review found that by 2010 the incidence of kidney transplantation for black and white patients with end-stage renal disease was equivalent, but kidney transplants from living donors were 43.2% for whites and only 22.2% for blacks.
In this case, a patient was exposed to several potential harms to prevent consequences of a low-risk procedure.
Andreoni et al determine the age at which renal transplant recipients are at greatest risk for
graft loss. Katz provides an Editor’s Note.