Healthy Living: Immune System Transplant

There are nearly 35,000 organ transplants done in the U.S. every year. 03 16 20 Hl Immune System Transplant Pkg 5.transfer

Once patients receive their transplant, they face a lifetime of medications that keep their body from rejecting the new organ, but those medications can cause serious side effects.

Now, a groundbreaking procedure has successfully changed that for one woman.

Courtney Hunter explains how in Healthy Living.

Barb is just the second person in the U.S. to take part in the national trial pioneering the duel transplant.

The hope is that the procedure will one day be available to transplant recipients who are not perfect matches with their donors, and possibly even to those who have had transplants in the past.

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