Saturday, September 17, 2016

Yale New Haven Hospital will perform HIV-positive organ transplants

CLINICAL INNOVATION + TECHNOLOGY | Caitlin Wilson

Another U.S. hospital (and the first in the New England region) will be allowed to perform organ transplants on HIV-positive patients, according to the Yale Daily News.

The United Network for Organ sharing granted Yale New Haven Hospital the distinction as the sixth hospital to allow HIV-positive organ donation Sept. 14. It will allow the hospital to provide new organs to HIV-positive patients from HIV-positive donors.

According to the Daily News, the certification came after the hospital was involved the world’s first HIV-to-HIV liver transplant in the world and the first HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant in the country earlier this year.

HIV-positive patients will be included on the hospital’s Paired Kidney Exchange Program to help match patients with kidneys faster. Continue reading
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