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UW STUDY AIMS TO HELP KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS

UW STUDY AIMS TO HELP KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS

The UW Hospital is launching the first study in the country involving cell therapy for kidney transplant issues. 

People who have kidney transplants can experience a potentially serious infection called cytomegalovirus or CMV.  As part of the study, doctors will infuse donor immune cells into people who develop the infection.  The CDC says more than ten-percent of American adults have chronic kidney disease.  Roughly 100-thousand people remain on the kidney transplant waiting list, but only about 16-thousand transplants happen every year.       

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