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body will defend itself against anything it recognises
as foreign and that includes tissue that comes
from another person.
a great deal of the problems in transplant surgery
are to do not with the practical business of the
surgery needed to sew in the organ, but to do
with overcoming the body’s natural rejection of
that organ which it sees as foreign.
the tissue types need to be as similar as possible.
And usually this means using a close relative
as a donor. And only identical twins have the
same tissue types. And in fact, the first kidney
transplant was performed successfully between
Ghislaine Lawrence, medical curator, the Science