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Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
For Black people, insurance access, travel distance and a lack of knowledge about options contribute to transplant waiting list disparities.
Especially from people who might have been considered a risk for transmitting HIV and hepatitis B and C
Traditionally, the policy has effectively favored those waiting for a liver in rural areas.
An analysis of nearly 8,000 heart transplants found that whether or not the donor had hepatitis C, 90% of recipients survived one year.
One year after such transplantations, the outcomes are similar to those who receive hearts not infected with hepatitis C.
The risk of using an organ infected with hepatitis C are lower than ever—and could save patients months on organ waitlists.
Personal struggles with liver disease led Donna Cryer to advocacy.
Donna Cryer advocates for many liver-related conditions as founder and CEO of the Global Liver Institute.
This rapid regimen could open the door for more transplantations of HCV-infected organs.
We all had one heart going into the event: Honoring organ, eye, and tissue transplant donors, their families, and also recipients.
The risks are lower than ever—and could save patients months on organ waitlists.
Such kidneys are increasingly, and safely, being transplanted into people who do not have hepatitis C.
An ongoing study has seen a 100 percent success rate in clearing the virus in transplantees after just four weeks of treatment.
April is National Donate Month and an opportunity to increase awareness about living donor options.
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