DISPARITIES IN ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION: Edited by Paulo N. MartinsEditorial: Disparities in transplantation access and outcomes: mind the gap!Martins, Paulo N.a; Kim, Irene K.bAuthor Information aDept of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts bComprehensive Transplant Center, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, California, USA Correspondence to Paulo N. Martins, MD, PhD, FAST, FEBS, FACS, Dept.of Surgery, Transplant Division, UMass Memorial Medical Center, University of Massachusetts, University Campus, 6th Floor, Rm: S6-743, 55 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01655, USA. E-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation: October 2021 - Volume 26 - Issue 5 - p 498-500 doi: 10.1097/MOT.0000000000000919 Buy Metrics Abstract Organ transplantation still remains a problem of supply and demand and presents multiple ethical challenges to our society. Despite numerous targeted interventions and policy reforms, women, underrepresented minorities and patients with low socioeconomic status (SES) continue to have unequal access to transplant. The purpose of this special edition is to highlight disparities in access to transplantation and posttransplant outcomes. Acknowledging that these disparities exist is the first step toward interventions aimed at mitigating this long-standing inequity. This issue provides 10 articles that give the background and summarize relevant literature describing these disparities and identify potential areas of intervention. Most of the data relates to the United States but may reflect patterns encounter in most societies. Each manuscript was written by leaders of international teams in the field of patient advocacy, public health or outcome research in transplantation. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.