The stem cells transplant recipient transplant recipient via an IV in a procedure that takes about 15 minutes. The first infusion is five days after the operation is is about three months after the operation, then six months and nine months after the transplantation , finally. During this time the receiver with Campath-1H, a potent antibody is used extensively in order to prevent at Northwestern repulsion additionally treated with other standard anti-rejection drugs. About a year after the operation, the subject an anti – an anti – rejection drug, then another. There are also running tests to make sure the recipient is tolerating the kidney. We are the only center in the region offers this be qualifying patient. .
For life. Transplant Program initiated new studyThe study only HLA-identical sibling pairs is limited, as these genetically siblings have a similar number of immunological markers as a non-related HLA-identical pair. Since this population is most closely genetically related, they have the best chance for success with the study. Overall, HLA-identical siblings have very low rejection rate for kidney transplants but until now still immunosuppressants required to be taken for life. (more…)