Woke doctors thought a tool that accounts for ethnic differences in kidney function was racist, so they removed it and screwed up the entire kidney transplant database ๐Ÿ˜‘
ยท Mar 20, 2024 ยท NottheBee.com

Modern medicine has known for years that there are some basic physiological differences between ethnicities that require different types of healthcare.

One of those differences is that black people tend to have higher serum creatinine concentrations than white people: up to six times higher. What is normal for a black person might be end-stage kidney disease in a white person.

These differences have been assumed to be largely related to race-related differences in body composition, especially muscle mass.

When determining the advancement of kidney disease, doctors use an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) to determine how fast the kidneys are removing excess creatinine from the body, and the kidney transplant list uses the eGFR to determine the order in which patients would receive kidneys.

Rationally, the eGFR included an ethnicity-based calculation to account for the different normal levels of creatinine, so that really sick people would get transplants first, and people who were not sick would not get a transplant that they did not need.

Seems rational, right?

Too bad the age of science, with all its rationale and reason, is at an end.

The wokies who have taken over once prestigious institutions like the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), and the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OTPN) have all come together and decided that the sciencey stuff that saved people's lives was actually systemic racism, so they deleted the much needed, race-based constants from eGFR scores.

According to a team of researchers publishing in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology,

The new formula will deem more than 10 million nonblack patients to have either less severe chronic kidney disease or no disease at all โ€” while deeming more than 1 million black patients to have more severe disease or to have disease for the first time. Because the new formula doesn't include the necessary racial adjustments, however, these reclassifications misrepresent reality.

Now, a perfectly healthy black person can get a kidney transplant before a dying white person!

Since January 1, 2023, 6,103 black people have displaced white people with more severe kidney disease on the list, increasing the wait time for sicker kidney patients by 1.7 years, and 491 less-sick patients actually received a kidney transplant because of their race.

We really should switch "Equity" and "Inclusion" in the DEI acronym.

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