Cell injection could train the body not to reject organ transplants

By | December 25, 2019
The start of surgery for a Kidney transplantation

People with organ transplants currently have to take drugs to stop the donor organ being rejected

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A one-off injection of cells could be a long-sought solution to the problem of the body rejecting an organ transplant.

The first person who may have benefited from this approach is an Italian man who had a kidney transplant. He has been completely tolerating his new organ for 19 months without anti-rejection medicines.

Transplants can be life-saving, but to stop the donor organ being rejected by the recipient’s immune system, people have to take several drugs that have serious side …

New Scientist – Health