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Plea to end transplant ban between HIV patients
San Francisco Chronicle

A federal ban that forbids HIV-positive donors from giving organs to HIV-positive recipients is outdated and unnecessarily restrictive and should be repealed for the benefit of all transplant patients, says a growing clutch of health care and public health experts.

HIV and transplant experts, joined by patients and other supporters at a congressional briefing in Washington last week, made pleas for legislation that would remove the 1988 ban on organ donations from HIV-positive people.