Something new for the religious right to have a hissy-fit about:
Matching donor and recipient by gender led to:
• a 13 percent lower risk of organ rejection in the first year;
• a 14 percent lower risk of rejection throughout the study, which had an average follow-up of more than three years;
• a 24 percent drop in the risk of dying in the first 30 days after transplant;
• and a 20 percent lower risk of dying after one year.