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BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:464

Teenager dies after mismatched transplant: A 17 year old teenager with constrictive cardiomyopathy has died after receiving a heart and lung transplant which was not correctly matched for blood or tissue at Duke University in the US state of North Carolina. Jesica Santillan started rejecting the new organs immediately; properly matched organs were transplanted two days later. None the less, end organ damage …

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