New rule proposed by HHS aims to reduce racial disparities among Black kidney transplant patients

A new rule proposed by the Biden Department of Health and Human Services intends to increase access to kidney transplants for all people with end-stage renal disease by reducing racial disparities among Black patients.

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra lauded the rule, which would be implemented through HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Mr. Becerra said in a statement that the organ transplant industry “is not immune to racial inequities” and that “Black Americans disproportionately struggle with life-threatening kidney disease, yet they receive a smaller percentage of kidney transplants.”

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