Organ washing could lead to more successful transplants

11/26/2007 | Daily Mail (London), The

Dousing donated organs in salt water and rinsing them with a special detergent may help wash away genetic material that leads to rejection in transplant patients, according to new research. Using many thousands of a patient's stem cells in a graft, donated organs can be modified to better suit organ recipients. This method means patients would no longer be required to take anti-rejection drugs and that organs could lie in wait for several weeks after removal for potential future transplant.

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