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WATCH: Indy man diagnosed with hepatitis C years after getting routine tonsillectomy

Posted: 11:59 PM, Aug 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-03 09:49:23-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A routine tonsillectomy in the 1980s changed one Indianapolis man’s life forever after he learned years later that he contracted hepatitis C from a blood transfusion he received following that surgery.

Watch the video above to hear more about his story and how that diagnosis eventually led to an organ donation.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, before 1992 hepatitis C was commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants.

Today, people are most commonly infected with the virus by sharing needles or receiving a needlestick injury in a healthcare setting. 

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