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Snaggy

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Icon 6 posted January 24, 2008 19:18      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/transplant-girls-blood-change-a-miracle/2008/01/24/1201157559928.html

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Metasquares
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Icon 1 posted January 24, 2008 20:08      Profile for Metasquares   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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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Icon 14 posted January 24, 2008 21:33      Profile for Thorned0Fortress   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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.

Interesting.

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TheMoMan
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__________________________ 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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