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Title: Transplanted HCV-Infected Kidneys Function Well After 1 Year
Post by: Hep Editors on October 11, 2019, 02:19:21 pm
An increasing number of kidneys are being successfully and safely transplanted from donors with hepatitis C virus (HCV) into recipients who do not have the virus. A new analysis has found that such kidneys remain functional for at least the first year after transplantation.

Publishing their findings in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, a research team led by Vishnu S. Potluri, MD, MPH, David S. Goldberg, MD, MSCE and Peter P. Reese, MD, MSCE, of the University of Pennsylvania, analyzed 2015 to 2019 national transplant registry data on the use of HCV-infected kidneys.