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Beilinson Performs its First ‘Incompatible’ Kidney Transplant

Doctors at Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah performed a kidney transplant on 19-year-old Ortal Machlav, who was a dialysis patient for about 18 months but her condition took a sharp turn to the worse. With type B blood, transplant officials could not find a suitable donor and the decision was made to permit her father Shlomo, 51, with type A blood, to donate a kidney.

A new process performed by hematologist, treating the recipient’s blood, addressing the antibodies, as well as specialized anti-rejection drugs permitted the procedure. Baruch Hashem, both father and daughter are recuperating.

Prof. Eitan Mor, who heads Beilinson’s transplant unit, states the breakthrough will significantly assist donors waiting for a suitable transplant donor.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)

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  1. So my understanding is that it will not only significantly assist donors waiting for a suitable transplant donor as it says in the article but stop the need to wait completely.

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