How a crisis and a cure led to more organ donors
Much has been written in the past few years about both the devastating impact of the US opioid crisis and the advent of a cure for hepatitis C.
But little, if anything, has been said about how, together, they have contributed to a larger-than-ever pool of young organ donors.
In the past, many organs would be discarded because of the high rates of hepatitis C infection among opioid users.
But the advent of direct-acting antivirals has changed that, allowing more and more organs from patients with the virus to be used for