Thursday, January 24, 2008

Girl switches blood type after liver transplant in first known case: doctors

Of course Demi-Lee Brennan doesn't need your help, but millions do. Five million per year in the US alone.

The amazing human body. Sometimes it shocks the hell out of you.
An Australian girl spontaneously switched blood groups and adopted her donor's immune system following a liver transplant in the first known case of its type, doctors treating her said Thursday.

Demi-Lee Brennan was aged nine and seriously ill with liver failure when she received the transplant, doctors at a top Sydney children's hospital told AFP.

Nine months later it was discovered that she had changed blood types and her immune system had switched over to that of the donor after stem cells from the new liver migrated to her bone marrow.

Via Yahoo! News.



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