September 16, 2016

Yale Gets Green Light to Perform HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplant

This article originally appeared on University Herald.

Yale New Haven Hospital becomes the eighth transplant center and the fifth hospital that gets green light to perform transplantation of HIV-infected organs. The approval is received from the United Network for Organ Sharing.

In a press release, Peter Yoo, MD of Yale New Haven Hospital, said that there has been a shortage in organ donors albeit how important it is for their patients. YNHH will perform its first HIV organ transplantation soon this month.

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