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Response to Farmer-Rick (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 03:49 PM

6. I just read an article today re transplanted kidney from Hepatitis donor.

(Can't recall if it's hepatitis C or A - I think it's C).

It seems that there is now a drug - a very expensive drug- that cures this type of hepatitis, and if patient is willing to accept a kidney that would otherwise be discarded, the infected kidney can be used, then the hepatitis cured by the drug.

The patient was in Phoenix AZ, and was doing well, and so relieved not to have to wait years. He got a kidney within 2 weeks after agreeing to accept the kidney infected with hepatitis.



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