Give blood? After treatment?

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HepCFree
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Date Joined Jan 2016
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   Posted 2/29/2016 1:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I was just wondering I'd after treatment and if not detected can we give blood or organs?

Just a thought. Thank you.

woofer5
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Date Joined Jul 2015
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   Posted 2/29/2016 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
No, you won't be able to donate blood, not with respect to current testing anyway. Blood is tested via antibody screening. You, I and everyone else who has attained SVR will always test positive for antibodies...for the rest of our lives. Antibody screening is cheap and easy, RNA - viral load testing is quite expensive. Last time I looked it was close to about $435 cash via Labcorp.

I'm not sure about the process of organ donation. I know that hep c positive organs are sometimes transplanted, so I suspect that organs from successfully treated hep c patients would be sought...given the long waiting lists...but I don't know any details re: the process.
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