"There are more people dying waiting for organs than the year before," Berry told AMNews
. "It's imperative that we look at every possible solution-including presumed consent."
Hou had been looking for the right recipient since assuming her position at Loyola in 2000, AMNews, the newspaper of the American Medical Association, reported.
Kahn noted that it may not be a good idea for Hou to continue to treat Gutierrez because it could create problems for being objective, AMNews said.
According to a report in the American Medical Association's AMNews, experts believe transmission via organs is "quite rare," and current testing protocols are not considered useful in preventing the disease.
The nation's blood banks, however, will be told to apply additional screening measures and donors will be asked to contact blood banks "if they develop flu like symptoms within 2 weeks of giving blood rather than the traditional 48 hours," AMNews said.