Healthy Living: Hepatitis C Liver Transplants
New anti-viral drugs that can actually cure hepatitis C are proving so effective, that doctors are now doing what had previously been unheard of.
Courtney Hunter explains in Healthy Living.
Currently there are nearly 17,000 people in the United States waiting for a liver transplant.
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports these new anti-viral drugs are so effective that other infected body parts, such as hearts and lungs can also be transplanted, and then cleared of the hepatitis C after the transplant.