Hepatitis C Infected Organ Transplant with Dr. Reese and Dr. Goldberg from UPenn

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Of the nearly 100,000 people waiting for a kidney transplant in the U.S., many will never get one. Meanwhile, hundreds of Hepatitis C infected organs are discarded because of the infection. The doctors at University of Pennsylvania connected these events and led a study that successfully showed that it is possible to transplant Hepatitis C infected kidneys into a patient and treat the disease in the recipient thereby saving his life. This revolutionary treatment is good news for those in need of a transplant; particularly patients who are facing long wait times, often 7 to 10 years and spending much of their daily lives on dialysis. We are talking to Dr. David Goldberg and Dr. Peter Reese from the University of Pennsylvania, who led the study, about their journey and how they are expanding this treatment process to transplant hearts and other organs. RSVP here!

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