Researchers find potential to create universal type O blood organs for transplants – CTVNews article

Researchers find potential to create universal type O blood organs for transplants – submitted by Kris Lee

Published Wednesday, February 16, 2022 2:43PM EST

Elizabeth Ostrander spent two years on an organ transplant wait list, worrying about her oxygen levels any time she left home and wondering if she’d ever get the lungs she needed.

The Niagara, Ont., resident, who was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2016, underwent a successful double-lung transplant in November. But she came close to scheduling her surgery a couple of times before that – only to discover the lungs she was set to receive weren’t a good match for her B-positive blood.  Click here for the rest of the article.  

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