A more diverse donor population can lead to increased access to transplants and success
The chance of longer-term survival may improve if a donor and recipient are closely matched by shared genetic background. Compatible blood types and tissue markers are important matching factors and more likely to be found among members of the same race or ethnicity.
More than half the people waiting for life-saving transplants in California are Black, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native American. We have a pressing need for organ and tissue donors from these communities.
Know that Stanford Medicine stands firm in its commitment to humane care and health equity for people of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.
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