A dash of marrow helps kidney transplant

New approach lessens rejection of mismatched donor organs

By Nathan Seppa, 17:36 PM March 7, 2012

By giving kidney transplant patients a dose of donor bone marrow, researchers have for the second time enabled a majority of recipients to stop taking immune suppressants despite having received poorly matched organs.

The new study, in the March 7 Science Translational Medicine, accomplished the feat in five of eight transplant recipients who weren’t spot-on matches with their donors. The five tapered off suppressants designed to prevent organ rejection and have stayed free of the drugs for...

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