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External link Health Literacy Alters Transplant Rates Exit Disclaimer
The lower the health literacy rate of a person with kidney disease, the less likely that person is to receive a kidney transplant, according to a study in the January 2009 issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
External link Study offers Clues to Human Immune System Exit Disclaimer
A study out of the University of California-San Francisco has found that a pregnant mother’s cells pass through the placenta to create the beginning of a response meant to suppress any attacks against the mother.
External link Scientists look to mimic body’s reaction Exit Disclaimer
Researchers from Medical College of Georgia are attempting to replicate the body’s ability to suppress immune responses after tissue and organ transplantation, by following the example of the process that takes place during pregnancy.
External link The Opt-out Approach Exit Disclaimer
Instead of waiting for people to sign up to be volunteer organ donors, a professor for the University of Bath is suggesting an opt-out method that he believes would decrease the organ donation waiting list.
External link Closer to Explaining Organ Rejection Exit Disclaimer
Scientists at John Hopkins University studied 50 men, half of whom were black and half of whom were white. They found that the black men had more cells that produced antibodies, which they believe may be the reason why black people have a higher rate of kidney rejection.
Giving Back Life: The Story of Pearl and Vicki Lambert
External link Establishing a National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Program Exit Disclaimer
Umbilical cord blood has been found to have a high concentration of blood stem cells, and as such, offers a potential source of treatment for patients who lack a matching marrow donor.



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