Impact of US Public Health Service IRD donor designation on organ utilization
from American Journal of Transplantation via Wiley Online Library
Under U.S. Public Health Service guidelines, organ donors with risk factors for human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, or hepatitis C virus are categorized as increased risk donors. Previous studies have suggested that IRD organs are utilized at lower rates than organs from standard risk donors, but these studies were conducted prior to universal donor nucleic acid test screening.
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