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UC study: Kidney patients benefit using organs from Hep...

February 17, 2020

A new medical approach recommended by University of Cincinnati physician-researchers may reduce organ wait times, save money, boost quality of life and prolong life expectancy for kidney patients. Using kidneys from hepatitis C infected donors in dialysis patients without hepatitis will cut wait times for kidney by 61 percent from an average of four years to 1.56 years, according to research from Mark Eckman, MD, professor in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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