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Native America Calling: Native liver disease and transplants
Monday, March 18, 2024

The disparity between Native American liver disease and transplants
If the rates were equal among races, at least a thousand more Native Americans would have received life-saving liver transplants over a four-year period.

An investigation by the Washington Post and the Markup shows Native Americans have the highest rate of death from liver disease, but the lowest representation on the waitlist for transplants.

Join Native America Calling discuss the discrepancies and what’s being done to connect Native Americans with transplants.

Guests on Native America Calling
Dr. Loretta Christensen (Navajo), chief medical officer for the Indian Health Service

Silena Thomas (Diné), patient navigator with the Mayo Clinic

Dr. Erin Maynard, division head of abdominal organ transplant at Oregon Health and Science University and the surgical director of the liver transplant program at the Portland Veterans Affairs

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