Doctors Tried Kidney Transplants Using Diseased Organs

Doctors Tried Kidney Transplants Using Diseased Organs

More than 90,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a kidney transplant, and new research suggests an unusual approach may help cut down the list: using diseased kidneys. In a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers gave 10 willing people, who were in need of a kidney transplant, kidneys that were infected with hepatitis-C, followed by medication known to clear the infection. All 10 remained free of the disease one year after their landmark transplants. The trial, which occurred at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is one of a few happening nationwide. Currently,...

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