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Organ Transplants & Health Care

What does rejection of a transplanted organ mean?

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  • A Dr. Katrina Bramstedt, PhD, Health Education, answered
    It means the body has recognized the organ as foreign (from someone else) and in doing so, the body fights the "intruder", attempting to eradicate it.  The body is producing an immunological response to protect itself from what something it sees as an invader, just as it would for any other invader like a virus or bacteria that enters the body.
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