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.
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.
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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.
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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