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Emory Transplant Center Joins HOPE in Action

Emory Transplant Center performs its first HIV-positive kidney transplant from HIV-positive deceased donor

In a time of greatest tragedy, this donor family made a powerful decision to save the lives people waiting on a transplant. That decision was generous and compassionate. Registered organ donors, and their families, are the people who make organ donation and transplantation possible. With the hard work of our colleagues at Emory and Lifelink, the HOPE Act will save hundreds–even thousands–of lives over the next decade through safe HIV-HIV kidney and liver transplantation.

We hope that other people living with HIV will be inspired by the compassion of this organ donor and donor family, and register their decision to save lives at registerme.org.

Christine Durand, MD

Interview: HIV and Transplantation: New Reasons for HOPE

Three years after the HOPE Act was signed by President Obama, and three months after the first HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant in the US, Dr. Dorry Segev sits down with the Journal of the American Medical Association to discuss how far transplantation has come since the 1980s.

You can read the full interview here.

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