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I Had A Fecal Transplant And It Saved My Life

If you had once told me that someday I would not only agree to have someone else’s poop put inside my body, but would enthusiastically welcome it, I never would have believed you. I, like most people, would have been repulsed by the very idea. But when you’re fighting for your life, the ick factor just doesn’t matter. My unexpected ...

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Liver transplant: Hospital becomes first in UK to bring in pioneering technology

Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge will use machine perfusion, a process which can keep a liver “alive” outside the body for up to 24 hours by maintaining it at body temperature. The technology allows doctors to test how well a liver is functioning before transplant, boosting the chances the procedure will be a success. Addenbrooke’s has become the only liver transplant centre ...

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Francia Raisa Talks Selena Gomez Kidney Transplant and the Difficulties She Faced During Recovery

Francia Raisa considers Selena Gomez her family after donating a kidney to her longtime friend. The 29-year-old Grown-ish actress opened up about the difficulties she faced following the surgery she and the “Fetish” singer underwent back in June. “It’s harder as the donor because we are losing something our body didn’t n… News

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Diabetes drug 'could be used to end agony of transplant rejection'

Drugs currently used have a number of side effects, including leaving patients at greater risk of infections and cancer, because they are unable to specifically target the area of the immune system responsible for organ rejection. In breakthrough research funded by British Heart Foundation experts found the enzyme glucokinase increases the movement of a cells into human organs.  Once inside ...

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Selena Gomez Tearfully Reveals Her Second Surgery After Kidney Transplant Complications

For the first time, Selena Gomez has shared the details of her scary kidney transplant in an emotional interview. And Francia Raisa, who donated her kidney to save Gomez’s life, was right there by her side. In an NBC News interview that aired Monday morning (October 30), Gomez recalled the pain she felt earlier this year after her kidneys started ...

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