Saturday, January 07, 2006

Heart transplant race inequalities

How will Trevor Phillips, head of the Commission for Racial Equality, introduce quotas to ensure black children live as long as white children who receive heart transplants?

The researchers found that 51% of black recipients survived for five years, compared with more than two-thirds of children from other ethnic groups.

The transplanted heart lasted 11 years in children from other groups, while those given to black youngsters survived just 5.3 years.

The findings could not be explained by differences in health insurance or background.

2 comments:

wonkotsane said...

There's only one answer. White kids will have to be killed off after 5 years. It's the only solution and if you disagree then you must be a racist.

Raw Carrot said...

Wonkotsane,

Hear hear! It's about time someone stood up for equality; my only contribution would be that if we go about it the right way we could kill two birds with one stone so to speak: kill off the white kids who would also have gone on to outperform their ethnic equivalents at school.

Sorted. Who said equality was hard to achieve?