Saturday, November 12, 2005

Bone Marrow Transplant Patient Accepts Kidney Transplant From Same Donor -- Without Anti-Rejection Drugs

From Xinhua:
A Singaporean, who had a bone marrow transplant in July last year, survived a recent kidney transplant operation without taking drugs to prevent rejection...

Both the transplanted bone marrow and kidney came from his younger brother, which cured his pre-leukemia illness first and then took him back to a normal life.

The two immune systems blended in Koh's body after the bone marrow transplant and now his younger brother's bone marrow cells have completely taken over his own immune system...
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