Organ transplants

Feds to Allow Research into Transplanting Organs Between People with HIV

Ban lifted

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US President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday a bill that allows scientists to carry out research into organ donations from one person with HIV to another.

In a statement, Obama said he signed the legislation, called the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, or HOPE Act, to offer the opportunity for HIV-positive person to receive organ donations, Xinhua reported.

For decades HIV organ transplants have been illegal in the US and it was even illegal to study whether they could be safe and effective, the U.S. president said, calling the ban "outdated"

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