Key clinical point: Race compatibility is a factor that may affect survival when matching lung transplant candidates to potential donors.
Major finding: Survival estimates for white lung transplant recipients with race-mismatched donors was significantly decreased after researchers adjusted for patient characteristics.
Study details: Analysis including 19,504 white, African American, or Hispanic lung transplant recipients in the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database during 2006-2018.
Disclosures: Study authors reported no relevant relationships.
Okoh A et al. CHEST 2019. Abstract, doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.08.220.