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Transplanting Hepatitis C-positive Kidneys Appears Safe and Effective

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A recent study conducted in Philadelphia showed that 20 volunteers who agreed to receive HCV-positive kidney transplants followed by a course of treatment with direct-acting antivirals to cure the infection have had successful health outcomes following the transplants. This may allow more people to receive life-saving organ donations instead of having these organs rejected for use because of the HCV-positive status. 

The official press release for the study is found here. 

The abstract for the study is here. 

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