Woman with Liver Cancer Receives Liver Transplant with HCV+ Liver – Cured of Infection Post-Transplant
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HCV+ organs are being utilized more frequently as transplant organs for recipients who have been waiting for years on the organ donor list with little hope of receiving a needed organ. Betty Huart was the first person in Colorado to receive an HCV+ organ and then be subsequently treated and cured of her HCV infection. With more than 17,000 people waiting to receive a liver transplant, this can be a life-saving strategy to make more organs available for those on the list. Johns Hopkins and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have also successfully transplanted and treated HCV+ livers, hearts and lungs, and the virus was undetectable in all cases following DAA treatment.
The link to Betty’s story can be found here.