HHS Announces New Organ Transplant Guidance

Published: 06/29/2020

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Hospitals,
  • Clinical Lab

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) published an updated solid organ transplant guideline to assess donors and monitor recipients for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus infections. This guideline reflects advances in transplant technology and safety that can increase the number of organs available for transplants. Currently, more than 110,000 patients in the United States are waiting for an organ tr

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