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Rural residents less likely to get organ transplants

New York Times, January 16, 2008
In a recently released study, researchers found that depending on the organ needed, residents of rural areas were 10 to 20 percent less likely to get a transplant. The study reviewed approximately 175,000 patients who were on waiting lists for heart, kidney or liver transplants from 1999 to 2004.