Kidney disease

Kidney transplants: does ethnicity affect patients' chances?

Kidney transplants: does ethnicity affect patients' chances?

According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), some ethnic groups can be found at the bottom, or missing, from waitlists for kidney transplants.

Careers in Nephrology Nursing

The growing epidemic of kidney disease in minority communities is creating an urgent need for culturally competent nurses of color with training and skills in this specialty.

A Cry for Help

Nurses of color must recognize the important role they can play in fighting the growing epidemic of kidney disease in minority communities.

Racial Divide for Kidney Transplants

African-American children and adolescents, regardless of gender, geographic location or family income, wait longer than white children for kidney transplants, according to a study from Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Pediatrics published in the October 2000 edition of the Journal of Pediatrics.

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