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Transplanted organs from women more likely to be rejected

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7372.1057 (Published 09 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1057
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Patients who receive organs from female donors are more likely to reject the transplant than those who have organs from a male donor, according to the results of a new large study. Mortality was also found to be higher among this group.

    Researchers at the University of Heidelberg in Germany who analysed a worldwide database of more than 124 000 kidney transplants, 25 000 heart transplants and 16 000 …

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