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Race mismatch may affect survival in lung transplant setting

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.