Kidney transplant breakthrough may revolutionize life for organ recipients - Al Jazeera America | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This new Kidney transplant breakthrough may revolutionize life for organ recipients if the procedure is shown to be both effective and durable as reported via Al Jazeera America.


By resetting the immune systems of kidney transplant patients, this new scientific clinical protocol could help prevent organ rejection without the need for long term expensive immunosuppressive medications.

 

The report focuses on the.current clinical research protocol being undertaken at NorthWestern University in Chicago where combined haematopoietic stem cell and live donor kidney transplantation are being performed on selected recipients.