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Stanford Team Prevents Kidney Transplant Rejection Without Drugs

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April 24, 2002
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Stanford University Medical Center
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Researchers at Stanford University Medical Center have discovered a way to transplant kidneys without having the patient remain on a lifelong course of immune-suppressing drugs in order to prevent rejection. As an added bonus, the donor kidneys don't even need to come from a relative - a restriction that has severely limited kidney availability to sick people in need.

STANFORD, Calif. - Researchers at Stanford University Medical Center have discovered a way to transplant kidneys without having the patient remain on a lifelong course of immune-suppressing drugs in order to prevent rejection. As an added bonus, the donor kidneys don't even need to come from a relative - a restriction that has severely limited kidney availability to sick people in need.


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Stanford University Medical Center. "Stanford Team Prevents Kidney Transplant Rejection Without Drugs." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 April 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/04/020424072642.htm>.
Stanford University Medical Center. (2002, April 24). Stanford Team Prevents Kidney Transplant Rejection Without Drugs. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/04/020424072642.htm
Stanford University Medical Center. "Stanford Team Prevents Kidney Transplant Rejection Without Drugs." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/04/020424072642.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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