Glossary Term

Equity

Equity is the impartial consideration of all individuals recognizing that each person has different circumstances, and provides access to treatment and opportunities for everyone. The concept of equity within the donation and transplantation continuum is justice, providing health care access, treatments, and improved outcomes for all. Health equity is realized when each individual has an equal opportunity to achieve their full health potential and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.
(Alliance DEI Terminology, July 2021)

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