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A biased formula hurt thousands of Black transplant patients, one mans now pushing for consequences [Video]

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Organ Transplants

A racially biased formula kept thousands of Black Americans off the kidney transplant waitlist list.

Channel 9 first told you about this last month and showed you how hospitals had to dig through records to credit those impacted.

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The United Network for Organ Sharing helps set transplant policies.

That organization gave hospital systems until January to move people who were disadvantaged by the racially biased formula up the waitlist.

In the months since, thousands of patients learned for the first-time that race ever played a role in their healthcare.

Since hospitals were first told to look at the impact of this formula,  The United Network for Organ Sharing has said more than 14,000 black patients across the U.S. were found to have been affected.

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But there’s no way of knowing how many people before this died because they couldn’t get their transplants.

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