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Introduction to renal transplantation 

Introduction to renal transplantation
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Introduction to renal transplantation
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10.1093/med/9780199215669.003.01
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date: 22 February 2020

A brief history 2

Benefits of transplantation 4

Challenges facing renal transplantation 6

The first successful renal transplant was performed in 1954 by Joseph Murray and colleagues in Boston, USA. Murray was aware of the phenomenon of rejection, and with no effective immunosuppression chose a donor-recipient pair who were monozygotic twins. For his achievement Murray was awarded the 1990 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (jointly with E. Donnall Thomas who performed the first successful bone marrow transplant, also between monozygotic twins)....

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