11 doctors weighed in:
Can I donate my organs if I have hepatitis?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
It can depend on the type of hepatitis.
The organs being donated, and the recepient. Even in the worst cases, corneas may still be able to be used.

In brief: Depends
It can depend on the type of hepatitis.
The organs being donated, and the recepient. Even in the worst cases, corneas may still be able to be used.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Yes you can. They will be allocated to individuals with hepatitis.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
3 doctors agree
In brief: Pts with hepatitis!
Hepatitis (at least b+c) can definitely be transmitted through organ, tissue and blood donation, so your organs shouldn't be transplanted into patients without hepatitis.
But, they can be matched into pts who already have the same type of hepatitis. With a severe shortage, this strategy allows us to use excellent organs, without transmitting a new disease. Recipients must give specific consent.

In brief: Pts with hepatitis!
Hepatitis (at least b+c) can definitely be transmitted through organ, tissue and blood donation, so your organs shouldn't be transplanted into patients without hepatitis.
But, they can be matched into pts who already have the same type of hepatitis. With a severe shortage, this strategy allows us to use excellent organs, without transmitting a new disease. Recipients must give specific consent.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, you can.

In brief: Yes
Yes, you can.
David Escobar
David Escobar
Answer assisted by David Escobar, Medical Student
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
I would say it is possible based on many factors.
These would include what type of hepatitis a patient has and how active the hepatitis is. Even more important is whay organ is to be donated.

In brief: Yes
I would say it is possible based on many factors.
These would include what type of hepatitis a patient has and how active the hepatitis is. Even more important is whay organ is to be donated.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
It depends on the type of hepatitis you have had whether or not you can donate your organs! anyone with hepatitis c would not be accepted as a suitable donor, nor anyone with chronic hepatitis b.

In brief: Depends
It depends on the type of hepatitis you have had whether or not you can donate your organs! anyone with hepatitis c would not be accepted as a suitable donor, nor anyone with chronic hepatitis b.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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