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Member # 123
 - posted January 24, 2008 19:18
A 15-year-old liver transplant patient is the first person in the world to take on the immune system and blood type of her donor, negating the need to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of her life.

Member # 4441
 - posted January 24, 2008 20:08
Yeah, I thought that was very interesting and that they should be studying this, as it may hold promise for treating certain diseases.
Member # 4435
 - posted January 24, 2008 21:33
I have heard all kinds of storied about what happens to organ recievers. One was about a 25 or so year old woman who was very health conscious got a heart from a 17 year old girl. She then started craving cheeseburgers and whatnot.

AN old girlfriend of mine's mom was talking abou how it is 'the energy' that is transferred.

Member # 1659
 - posted January 25, 2008 02:42
__________________________ Old medicine, thought. Back in the late sixties there were drugs being developed to trick a womans antibodies into not reacting to her unborn child. O- woman ABO+ child. So this transplant recipiant O- gets an O+ Liver and instead of building antibodies against the liver, and rejecting the liver, her blood type becomes O+ ON ITS OWN. Yes I kknow that she was probably on antibody suppression drugs, but she changed Rh group.

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