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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Current in News: HIV/AIDS

Here is a current topic in news.

In 1984 the National Organ Transplant Act established a system that would allow for a a fair a trustworthy source for organ donations.  Within the guidelines of NOTA, HIV/AID infected organs were not to be accepted. While this was not done out of prejudice, it was done to prevent further spreading of HIV/AID.

Today, a new push has been made to allow HIV/AID infected organs to be used for patients who have the acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
In order for that to happen there would need to be a change made to NOTA.

Those supporting the change claim that it will cut the list of patients on the wait-list in half.
Others are hesitant to move too quickly. Not wanting to allow for the risk of mixing organ donations.

Below are some links to articles on the issue.
Educate yourself.

Kidney Transplants
Risk


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