Some Kidney Transplants Coming With Big Potential Catch — Hepatitis C
from The Associated Press via CBS News
Some patients facing a years-long wait for a kidney transplant are jumping ahead in line thanks to a startling experiment: They're agreeing to an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C. Knowingly transmitting a dangerous virus may sound drastic, but two leading transplant centers are betting the strategy will save lives — if new medications that promise to cure hepatitis C enable use of organs that today go to waste.
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