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“We have long known that diabetes and high blood pressure disproportionately affects blacks and Hispanics. Our research has revealed that racial disparities exist even among living kidney donors after the donation,” said Krista Lentine, MD , associate professor of internal medicine and senior researcher at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. “The increased focus on health outcomes in demographically diverse kidney donors is necessary.”
“All donors must commit to long-term medical monitoring so that any health conditions that arise in the course of time can be recognized and treated,” Lentine said.