HHS Updates Transplant Organ Screening Guidelines

Law360, New York (June 19, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday released an updated guidelines on disease prevention for organ transplantation procedures, a move the agency said would help to further cut down on the transmission of several serious diseases.

The guidelines, originally designed to help prevent the transmission of HIV from organ donors to recipients, now include procedures to help prevent the transmission of hepatitis B and C. They also call for the use of more sensitive tests, allowing potential organ recipients to be made as...
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