HIV Positive Organ Transplantation

It recently became legal to study whether or not it is possible to successfully transplant HIV positive organs into HIV positive recipients. If this procedure is found to be safe and effective, there could be a potential increase of 500 or more available organs each year, many of them kidneys. This would shorten the amount of time people have to wait for kidney transplants. With well over 100,000 Americans currently on a rapidly growing kidney transplant waiting list, it makes sense to allow for the study of the possibility of HIV-positve-to-HIV-positive transplantation procedures. DPC advocated for the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act (H.R. 698/S. 330), legislation to legalize this research. This legislation was signed by the president on November 21, 2013. 

Our Work:

February 4, 2013, Comment Letter: DPC Thanks Representative Capps for the HOPE Act

February 4, 2013, Comment Letter: DPC Thanks Senator Boxer for the HOPE Act

February 4, 2013, Comment Letter: DPC Thanks Senator Coburn for the HOPE Act

 

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