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Hepatitis C–Infected Livers Can Be Safely Transplanted


Hep Editors:
Interim results from an ongoing study have indicated that people can safely receive liver transplants from donors with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Transplant outcomes are similar regardless of whether the donor liver was infected with HCV.

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center established a cohort of 64 people who needed a liver transplant and divided them into two even groups. One group received livers from donors with hep C; the other group received livers from HCV-negative donors.

The transplants took place between June and October 2018.



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