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Healthy Livers Grown from Rejected Donor Organs in Transplant Breakthrough

July 22, 2016

(The Telegraph) -Healthy livers are being grown from rejected donor organs after British scientists discovered how to combat diseased tissue. Researchers at the Royal Free in London have shown it is possible to strip away the damaged parts of donor livers and use the underlying structure as natural scaffold to rebuild a working organ. The team are hoping that in the future stem cells from a transplant patient can be taken and used on the scaffold to grow a new liver which would not be rejected by the body.

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