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Latino organ donor recipient celebrates first anniversary amid lack of registrations

Similar to the under-representation of Latinos in medicine and in clinical trials, they are also underrepresented in organ donation. In 2020, the number of organ transplants performed on Latinos was about 30% of the number of Latinos currently waiting for a transplant, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. Compared to those currently waiting for a transplant, whites were the recipients of 48.8% of transplants.