UMMS Affiliation

Department of Surgery

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Document Type

Letter to the Editor


Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Nephrology | Surgery | Virus Diseases


Goldberg and colleagues demonstrated that HCV-positive kidneys can be successfully used for transplantation in HCV-negative recipients. Likewise, the livers of many HCV-positive donors are of good quality and can be transplanted, with outcomes similar to those obtained with HCV-negative livers. In 2015, however, 11% of procured HCV-positive livers were discarded.


kidney transplantation, HCV-infected kidneys, hepatitis C virus

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N Engl J Med. 2017 Sep 14;377(11):1104-5. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1709315. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The New England journal of medicine

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