Clinical Trials To Test Transplants Using Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys

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Clinical Trials To Test Transplants Using Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys

Physicians at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University are starting a program of transplanting kidneys from hepatitis C-infected donors into uninfected patients.

People waiting for kidney transplants may soon have a new option: getting a kidney from a donor who had Hepatitis C.

This spring, doctors at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University will try transplanting kidneys from Hep C-infected donors into uninfected patients. If these transplants are successful, they could open the door for hundreds more people a year to receive transplants, some of whom might otherwise die waiting.

Read Full Article: Clinical Trials To Test Transplants Using Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys | Northwest Public Television

 

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