Published in Blood Weekly, June 14th, 2001
"Although the use of donor organs from patients negative for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) but positive for hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb) is well known to have the potential to transmit hepatitis B to the recipient, routine screening of organ donors for HBcAb is not yet implemented in the U.K.," said D.J. Mutimer and colleagues.
In a review of more than 1300 patients who received liver transplants between 1982 and 2000 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Mutimer...
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