Advancements at Mayo Clinic – Hepatitis C is no longer a barrier to transplant

June 06, 2022

Overview

Bashar A. Aqel, M.D., a transplant hepatologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses ways to expand the potential donor pool and shorten the wait time to transplant for patients with end-stage liver disease. Mayo Clinic transplant hepatologists and surgeons led a multisite, prospective observational study of liver transplant using allografts from donors with hepatitis C virus for recipients who are HCV-seronegative. Outcomes proved positive and our transplant experts have now expanded these protocols for other organs such as the kidney and heart. 

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