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Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys to Be Used in Transplants in Clinical Trial

March 18, 2016

(UPI) – Doctors at two universities will start transplanting kidneys this spring from donors with hepatitis C to recipients who do not have the infection, a break with 25 years of medical practice. Researchers and doctors at the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania say older patients, who are more likely to die of something unrelated to their kidney, can benefit from the organs — even if they contract the infection.

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