Faster Transplants

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Doctors develop procedures that lead to faster transplants.

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Transplanting kidneys infected with hepatitis C could significantly shorten wait times for wait timeswho already have the disease.

A computer model found using a hep-c infected kidney followed by anti-viral treatment was faster than treating the infection before a transplant. ‘

In fact, researchers predict the average patient would spend about a year and a half less time waiting for a kidney.

 

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