Interesting Article on Early Transplants
Joseph E. Murray, the doctor who performed the first successful kidney transplant in 1954, passed away last month. When I heard the news, I had to reflect on how amazing that would have been at that time. We know so much more about the immune system and rejection now. Earlier this week, our Director at Intermountain Donor Services gave me an article that was written by Dr. Murray back in 2005. In this article, he tells of an experience that made him believe the immune system could be tamed, making transplantation possible. Here is a link to the article. After clicking on the link, you will need to scroll down to get to the article. Definitely worth reading.
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