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February 25, 2013

Bipartisan Federal Bill Would Lift Ban on HIV Organ Transplants

A Senate bill would allow federal research on organ transplants between people with HIV, The Oklahoman reports. Senators Tom Coburn (R–Okla.), Barbara Boxer (D–Calif.), Rand Paul (R–Ky.) and Tammy Baldwin (D–Wis.) introduced the bill. Research on the feasibility of such transplants has been banned by federal law since 1988. The organ donation pool could increase by 500 to 600 donors a year if transplants between HIV-positive people were allowed, according to a study by the American Journal of Transplantation.

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Sam, , 2013-02-26 16:39:04
We all realize that the very minute organ transplant wait times for HIV+ becomes a fraction of what they are for HIV-, this entire program will be abolished, or access to the general organ pool will be eliminated, right? Society wants us to suffer, it's it's prepared to make it's own go without hearts and livers to achieve this.

Debra B., Truth or Consequences, 2013-02-26 11:39:30
It's about time! A separate organ transplant for HIV+ people makes the most sense ever!

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