A patient whose kidneys or liver cease to function faces serious medical consequences. While dialysis can replace the kidney function, it weighs heavily on the patient’s quality of life. A new kidney is more than welcome in such a situation. If the liver fails? A transplant is the only solution.
A major issue in kidney and liver transplantation is rejection by the body; our bodies often consider the new organ to be an intruder. The remedy? A combination of medicines that suppress the immune system just enough to prevent rejection.