People with hepatitis C virus (HCV) do just as well receiving a liver transplant that is infected with the virus as those who receive an uninfected organ. Researchers looked at data on all adults with hep C who underwent liver transplantation between 1995 and 2013, drawing their information from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.

Out of 33,668 liver transplant recipients, 5.7 percent received an organ infected with hep C. Looking at long-term graft loss and mortality among the recipients, the researchers saw no difference based on whether a transplanted liver was infected with the virus.

To read a press release about the study, click here.