Navigation Links
Allowing Organ Donation by People With HIV Could Save Lives, Experts Say
Date:4/1/2011

FRIDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- About 500 HIV-positive patients a year could get kidney or liver transplants within months instead of years if the U.S. Congress reversed a law that forbids people with HIV from being organ donors after they die, researchers say.

"If this legal ban were lifted, we could potentially provide organ transplants to every single HIV-infected transplant candidate on the waiting list. Instead of discarding the otherwise healthy organs of HIV-infected people when they die, those organs could be available for HIV-positive candidates," senior study author Dr. Dorry L. Segev, an associate professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in a Hopkins news release.

Segev and colleagues analyzed data from the Nationwide Inpatient Study and the HIV Research Network to estimate the number of people in the United States who are good potential organ donors except for the fact that they have HIV.

The researchers found similar numbers in each of the data sources: an average of 534 patients a year between 2005 and 2008 in the Nationwide Inpatient Study, and an average of 494 a year between 2000 and 2008 in the HIV Research Network.

The study was released online March 28 in advance of publication in an upcoming print issue of the American Journal of Transplantation.

Legalizing the use of organs from HIV-infected donors would not only benefit HIV-positive people waiting for a transplant, it would move them off the transplant waiting list and shorten waiting times for patients without HIV, Segev noted.

He added that doctors in South Africa have started doing transplants of HIV-infected organs into HIV-infected people and have had excellent results.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about HIV/AIDS.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Johns Hopkins Medicine, news release, March 30, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Pelosi: The Days of Allowing Insurance Companies to Place Profits Over Public Health Must End
2. Oralflo Pill Swallowing Cup Wins Medical Design Excellence Award, Helps Autism Spectrum Kids and Dysphagia Sufferers Take Medications With No Problem
3. Swallowing safely is no choke
4. Intentional swallowing of foreign bodies and its impact on the cost of health care
5. UC Davis surgeons test innovative device in patient with swallowing disorder
6. Speech, Swallowing Usually OK After Head & Neck Cancer Therapy
7. Factors linked to speech/swallowing problems after treatment for head and neck cancers
8. Mouse nose nerve cells mature after birth, allowing bonding, recognition with mother
9. Brain Stimulation Might Help Stroke Patients With Swallowing Problems
10. Virginia House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith Sponsors Legislation Enabling Mobile Solution for Health Care SALEM, Va.
11. Lakeside Medical Organization, Dr. Richard Merkin, CEO, Honored by United Chambers of Commerce
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Allowing Organ Donation by People With HIV Could Save Lives, Experts Say
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... Dr. Rassouli, cosmetic dentist in Orange ... among the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry today, but the cost often leads ... them at risk of teeth whitening-related damage. For a limited time, Dr. Rassouli is ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... METTLER TOLEDO ... lab personnel have a basic understanding of the techniques they use so they ... will help them reduce waste and rework to create a leaner overall lab ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... Two renowned photographers, Robert Caplin (New ... adventure on the island, June 14-19, 2016, hosted by Four Seasons Resort Maui at ... After a successful debut in 2015, the Maui Photo Expedition workshop will ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... Sir ... company , is proud to announce that many of their franchises have received ... service. The hard surface restoration franchises received customer recognition through positive reviews and ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... , ... Shark Finds and Kevin Harrington, and the Product Managers of AsSeenOnTV.pro are ... a newly patented product that has solved some of the basic problems golfers have faced ... dew or right after a rain shower, might understand the struggle of placing the club ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/9/2016)... 2016 The leader in accelerated orthodontics, OrthoAccel ... is the recipient of the 2015 Townie Choice Award ... II medical device that speeds up orthodontic tooth movement ... often associated with treatment, AcceleDent was selected by orthodontists ... Orthotown survey of the most reliable and ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... , Feb. 9, 2016  Increasingly, health care professionals ... vital signs with wireless technology. With the Vios Monitoring ... patient oversight and remotely detect problems before they become ... across in-hospital environments. the United States ... States . --> The Vios ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... , Feb. 9, 2016 The new report " ... 2015-2019" by Spearhead Acuity Business Research & Consulting group reveals that ... and neonatal market with a share of 36.4% in 2014 that ... America , the report also covers market analysis for Fetal ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , Latin ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: