Lungs from donors who had hepatitis C have been successfully transplanted into 10 patients at Toronto General Hospital (TG).
All patients have recovered from their transplant surgery. Eight of them have already tested negative for the virus and the last two patients have recently started taking the drug regimen.
The transplants are part of a clinical trial that is the first to assess the safety of transplanting hepatitis positive organs to non-infected patients using the ex vivo technology. Developed at TG in 2008, the Toronto Ex Vivo ...Continue Reading →