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Addressing Disparities Through Policy Change: Lessons from the OPTN

In January 2023, the US Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) required US transplant centers to modify transplant list wait times for Black patients. JAMA Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, and L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH, Dinushika Mohottige, MD, MPH, and Tanjala S. Purnell, PhD, MPH, discuss why the OPTN mandate is a valuable model for reforming race-based practices.

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