'Superdonors' poised to change the world of transplant surgery
from By Alan Kelsky
All too often we hear heartbreaking stories of a child needing a kidney or liver transplant, but neither parents match. Transplanting an organ that is not closely matched to a recipient's blood type, antibodies and other key markers generally means that the receiver of the donated organ will immediately begin to reject it. The human immune system is a master at doing its primary job — rejecting anything in the body that it does not recognize.
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