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Pioneering kidney op

5th February 2010

Doctors from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust have use a technique called cryofiltration to remove immune molecules that cause rejection to allow a British woman to get a new kidney from her sister - even though the organ would normally have been rejected.

Maxine Bath had no matching donors in her family but the new process meant that her sister Michelle, who was the closest match available in the family, was eventually able to become a donor. Doctors say the development may allow more people to undergo transplants.

 

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s. Saunders

Friday 12th February 2010 @ 5:56

Was this published in a medical journal? I would like to find the original paper to review for my Laboratory's journal club.


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