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Author Topic: People on Transplant Lists May Be Unwilling to Receive HCV-Infected Organs  (Read 5445 times)

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Individuals waiting for a transplant are often unwilling to receive an organ from a donor who had hepatitis C virus (HCV), Infectious Disease Advisor reports.

Transplantees who receive an HCV-infected organ from a deceased donor can apparently be safety and effectively treated for and cured of the virus. Accepting such an organ may reduce the time people spend on organ transplant waiting lists. 

Publishing their findings in The American Journal of Nephrology, researchers conducted a survey of 50 organ transplant candidates at an urban Chicago clinic between May and December 2017.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/people-transplant-lists-may-unwilling-receive-hcvinfected-organs

 


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