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Hearts from Donors Who Had COVID Are Safe for Transplant

Friday, November 4, 2022

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Cara Murez
New data, to be presented at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting November 5-7, 2022, shows that hearts from COVID-19 positive donors may be as safe to transplant as those from donors without the virus. Although longer-term studies are needed, this new information could help manage the current shortage of available donor organs for people in need of a transplantation.

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