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Frozen Rabbit Kidneys Could Solve Organ Shortage for Transplants

March 22, 2016

(New Scientist) – Is this the coolest solution to our donor-organ shortage? Researchers have discovered a way of freezing embryonic animal kidneys so that they can later be warmed up and grown into full-size organs without the risk of rejection by their recipient. The results suggest we may one day be able to create a long-term biobank of animal kidneys that provides an unlimited source of organs for transplanting in people.

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