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Donation of Organ

Nov 15, 2009

Hi Dr. Bob, Before becoming infected, I held a donor card. Clearly, my organs would not be used, if I died now in an HIV negative person. Would it be possible for my organs to be donated, if I died to someone who is Poz?

Response from Dr. Frascino


HIVers can be organ donors in some locales. Illinois was the first state to allow HIV-positive folks to register as organ donors (for other HIVers needing organs). Talk to your HIV specialist physician. He or she can advise you regarding local laws and regulations. Sometimes organs can also be donated for scientific research if they are unsuitable for transplant purposes.

Dr. Bob

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