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Study: U.S. Hispanics Fare Worse Waiting For Heart Transplants

Reuters: More US Hispanics Die Waiting For Heart Transplants: Study
Hispanic patients in need of a heart transplant are 50 percent more likely to die before they get one that white patients, according to a U.S. study. Previous studies found that black patients fared poorly after transplants compared to whites, but less was known about how different racial groups do while they are waiting for a donor organ (Grens, 6/7).

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