As a kidney transplant patient, I can only imagine an anti-rejection medication free life? But are doctors at Stanford University Medical Center on to something with a protocol they are developing called "tolerance induction"? Tolerance induction in simple terms tricks the transplanted kidney into thinking it's in the same body. How? By harvesting blood cells from the donor and giving them to the recipient in addition to the kidney with hopes that the recipient's body will accept and continue making the new cells that recognize the kidney.
Two years and two months agon Larry Kowalski received a kidney transplant and has been medication-free. Interested in reading more about Larry? Wait no longer!