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HEV and Organ Transplantation

Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) and Organ Transplantation

Following an increase in the number of reported cases of hepatitis E arising from infection acquired in the UK, the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) has been assessing the implications of HEV infections and any actions that can be taken to lower the risk in the context of blood and organ donation/transplantation.

If this letter causes any concerns please discuss these with your treating clinicians.

Please read the following information from SaBTO:

Letter to Patient Support Groups

Patient Information on Hepatitus E Virus