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Why Do Organ Transplants Fail So Often?

Organ donations save countless lives each year, but sometimes they fail? Why do transplants fail, and how often does it happen?

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New Organ Transplant Strategy Aims to Better Prevent Rejection
http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2014/03/112376/new-organ-transplant-strategy-aims-better-prevent-rejection
“Organ-transplant recipients often reject donated organs, but a new, two-pronged strategy developed by UC San Francisco researchers to specifically weaken immune responses that target transplanted tissue has shown promise in controlled experiments on mice.”

New clues found to preventing lung transplant rejection
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225162556.htm
“Broadly suppressing the immune system after lung transplantation may inadvertently encourage organ rejection, according to a new study in mice.”

Transplant rejection
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000815.htm
“Transplant rejection is a process in which a transplant recipient’s immune system attacks the transplanted organ or tissue.”

Tissue Rejection 101
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2006/01/tissue_rejection_101.html
“The Frenchwoman who received a historic face transplant in November nearly rejected her new mug, her doctors said Tuesday.”

WHEN A TRANSPLANT FAILS
https://www.kidney.org/transplantation/transaction/TC/summer09/TCsm09_TransplantFails
“Everyone talks about the success rates of kidney transplants. Rarely do we talk about what happens when transplants fail.”

Success rates for organ transplants are increasing, but organ donations are decreasing, study shows
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100322092051.htm
“The number of living donor organs available for transplant has progressively declined over the past five years, according to a new study. In addition, the study showed that for the first time, organs from deceased donors decreased in 2008.”

New key to corneal transplant success
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100701072648.htm
“Although already one of medicine’s most successful transplant procedures, doctors continue to seek ways to improve corneal transplants.”
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