What is the future of organ transplants?

Give the death this week of Dr Joseph Murray, who won the Nobel Prize for performing the first-ever successful organ transplant (a renal transplant), I was wander what the future of this area is?

Does anyone know what likely advances are going to be made to stop the risk of rejection while minimising the risk of anti-rejection drugs to the patient?

Authored By Jon Michael on Saturday 1st December 2012

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Amy Huxtable
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Medical Student - Peninsula
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Posted over 6 years ago

Hi there, I wonder if this TED blog on "10 talks of the future of stem cells" would help answer your question.

Over the past year I have read a

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Dr Mike Davis
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Posted almost 7 years ago

Not necessarily the answer you want but as a recipient of a liver transplant in December 2011, I sincerely hope that the science continues to make the advances it has since the first transplant.

A key issue, however, is the availability of suit

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