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Transplantees can be treated safely and effectively for hep C, so greater education regarding such methods is in order.
Find out if people with hepatitis C be organ donors.
The United States faces a severe shortage of donated livers, kidneys, hearts and lungs.
A review of the major findings presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases in San Francisco
Researchers crunched the numbers for transplanting kidneys from donors with hep C and then treating the virus in the recipient.
In the era of next-generation cures for the virus, new possibilities abound.
My final summaries of research presented at the 2018 International Liver Congress relates to National Donate Life Month.
April is National Donate Life Month. In the U.S., 95 percent of Americans are in favor of being a donor but only 54 percent are registered.
In a recent small study, those who received such kidneys cured the virus through standard treatment.
In January 2018, a recent policy review changes availability of donated livers for patients waiting liver transplant across the U.S.
Using organs from donors with hepatitis C could significantly cut down waiting lists, with little risk of infection.
The experimental surgeries could help open up an entirely new pool of donor organs for those in need of a transplant.
Are you registered to be an organ donor upon death?
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