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Lungs infected with Hepatitis deemed safe for donor transplants

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Lungs infected with Hepatitis-C are safe for transplant.

Doctors in Canada say donor lungs from people with Hepatitis-C have been successfully transplanted into ten patients.

Eight have already tested negative for Hepatitis-C after taking anti-viral drugs after surgery.

Experts say accepting Hepatitis-C positive donors would increase the number of available lungs by one-thousand a year in North America.

All ten patients have recovered fully from their transplant surgery.

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