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Letters Xenotransplantation

Not a solution

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 08 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c775
  1. K Taylor, scientific coordinator1
  1. 1British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, London N7 8NN
  1. katy.taylor{at}

    Watts’s update on xenotransplantation research implies that the use of animal donors to tackle organ failure in human patients may soon be possible.1

    However, the problems of hyperacute rejection of animal organs and mid to long term functioning remain—for example, species differences in erythropoietin and albumin molecules …

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