Law would permit HIV-positive organ donation

Leading doctors and organ donation experts are supporting a proposed new law in Illinois that would allow HIV-positive people to donate organs to other positive people.

Organs from people with HIV are currently discarded to prevent transmission of the virus. If the state legislature approves the bill, Illinois would be the first state to allow such transplants and campaigners believe it could lead to most other states in the USA following suit and the chance to prolong the lives of many people in need of donated organs.

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