Director of CDC's Office of Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety discusses new Public Health Service guideline on organ transplant safetyCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 06/19/2013 11:46 AM EDT Today on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Dr. Matthew J. Kuehnert, director of CDC’s Office of Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety discusses recommendations to reduce transmission of HIV and hepatitis through solid organ transplantation, so that patients can be protected to the greatest extent possible from such unexpected transplant-transmitted infections.
He explains how the 2013 Public Health Service Guideline for Reducing Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus Transmission through Organ Transplantation will help patients and their doctors have the information they need to weigh risks and benefits of transplanting a particular organ.
Read Dr. Kuehnert’s full blog post.
Read more about transplant safety at CDC’s new transplant safety website.
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