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(BBC-US)   Changing patients' blood types may boost kidney transplants, confuse foodie vampires   (bbc.com) divider line
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2022-08-15 11:39:34 AM  
WOW!  It sounds too simple to be believed.
 
2022-08-15 11:45:28 AM  
9% of donors vs 33% of patients are in minority groups. Sounds like some outreach is needed.
 
2022-08-15 11:54:07 AM  
Oh it can't be that simple.  One of those DUH the kidney is nothing more than an
"oil filter"...what if we just filter out everything and pump in something else.
Hope it pans out!  So many people die waiting for the "right" organ.
 
2022-08-15 11:56:27 AM  
I dated a vampire once. The one thing that they don't tell you is that monster girl speak exclusively in horror puns, and every night, it was like "hon, what do you want for dinner?" And she's be like "Oh, I'd just DIE for some scare-ghetti and eye balls!"

It got old, fast. But hey, her mouth game was unmatched.
 
2022-08-15 11:57:06 AM  

Halfabee64: WOW!  It sounds too simple to be believed.


The enzyme being used to flush the kidneys probably has years/ decades of research behind it. Running something amazingly complicated can be pretty straightforward but creating the amazingly complicated thing is a whole other story.
 
2022-08-15 11:59:25 AM  

MattytheMouse: I dated a vampire once. The one thing that they don't tell you is that monster girl speak exclusively in horror puns, and every night, it was like "hon, what do you want for dinner?" And she's be like "Oh, I'd just DIE for some scare-ghetti and eye balls!"

It got old, fast. But hey, her mouth game was unmatched.


Similar experience. Should I break up with her now? ....... Nope, definitely waiting until after. ........ After: what was the problem again? I don't seem to recall.
 
2022-08-15 12:01:37 PM  

baron von doodle: Halfabee64: WOW!  It sounds too simple to be believed.

The enzyme being used to flush the kidneys probably has years/ decades of research behind it. Running something amazingly complicated can be pretty straightforward but creating the amazingly complicated thing is a whole other story.


Yeah, I get that, but who knew it could simply be washed off and not ingrained into every cell of the kidney, leading to rejection.
 
2022-08-15 12:04:16 PM  

p51d007: Oh it can't be that simple.  One of those DUH the kidney is nothing more than an
"oil filter"...what if we just filter out everything and pump in something else.
Hope it pans out!  So many people die waiting for the "right" organ.


Don't buy Fram filters, they're garbage.  Now, I'd ask the doc to fit me for a Wix filter.
 
2022-08-15 12:05:12 PM  
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2022-08-15 12:09:12 PM  
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2022-08-15 12:09:55 PM  

gameshowhost: Fark, you sick bastards - what sort of ad is this?! *unzips pants*

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sure you went to the right "BBC" website?
 
2022-08-15 12:10:03 PM  
Changing blood types? Won't somebody please think of the Japanese astrologers?
 
2022-08-15 12:18:15 PM  
Sure this article isn't a type O?
 
2022-08-15 12:26:29 PM  

Halfabee64: baron von doodle: Halfabee64: WOW!  It sounds too simple to be believed.

The enzyme being used to flush the kidneys probably has years/ decades of research behind it. Running something amazingly complicated can be pretty straightforward but creating the amazingly complicated thing is a whole other story.

Yeah, I get that, but who knew it could simply be washed off and not ingrained into every cell of the kidney, leading to rejection.


Nobody. We still don't know. Based on TFA they have not yet used this method to put a kidney into someone with a different blood type.

I am hopeful and it seems like it should work, but I doubt anyone would be too surprised if they find more issues with acceptance of the new kidney.

/then one less reason people can over my glorious O negative pieces
 
2022-08-15 12:33:38 PM  

dywed88: Halfabee64: baron von doodle: Halfabee64: WOW!  It sounds too simple to be believed.

The enzyme being used to flush the kidneys probably has years/ decades of research behind it. Running something amazingly complicated can be pretty straightforward but creating the amazingly complicated thing is a whole other story.

Yeah, I get that, but who knew it could simply be washed off and not ingrained into every cell of the kidney, leading to rejection.

Nobody. We still don't know. Based on TFA they have not yet used this method to put a kidney into someone with a different blood type.

I am hopeful and it seems like it should work, but I doubt anyone would be too surprised if they find more issues with acceptance of the new kidney.

/then one less reason people can over my glorious O negative pieces


You heard it everybody. Dywed just volunteered to be parted out. Dibs on the liver.
 
2022-08-15 1:00:12 PM  

Tax Boy: gameshowhost: Fark, you sick bastards - what sort of ad is this?! *unzips pants*

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sure you went to the right "BBC" website?


i ~do~ like to play typing roulette
 
2022-08-15 1:06:42 PM  
One Heche of a time for this to make the news
 
2022-08-15 1:08:15 PM  

baron von doodle: dywed88: Halfabee64: baron von doodle: Halfabee64: WOW!  It sounds too simple to be believed.

The enzyme being used to flush the kidneys probably has years/ decades of research behind it. Running something amazingly complicated can be pretty straightforward but creating the amazingly complicated thing is a whole other story.

Yeah, I get that, but who knew it could simply be washed off and not ingrained into every cell of the kidney, leading to rejection.

Nobody. We still don't know. Based on TFA they have not yet used this method to put a kidney into someone with a different blood type.

I am hopeful and it seems like it should work, but I doubt anyone would be too surprised if they find more issues with acceptance of the new kidney.

/then one less reason people can over my glorious O negative pieces

You heard it everybody. Dywed just volunteered to be parted out. Dibs on the liver.


You need to pair it with a nice Chianti.
 
2022-08-15 1:22:58 PM  

Halfabee64: baron von doodle: Halfabee64: WOW!  It sounds too simple to be believed.

The enzyme being used to flush the kidneys probably has years/ decades of research behind it. Running something amazingly complicated can be pretty straightforward but creating the amazingly complicated thing is a whole other story.

Yeah, I get that, but who knew it could simply be washed off and not ingrained into every cell of the kidney, leading to rejection.


I don't think they do know that for sure, it appears to be in the testing stages still. I really hope this tech works, I've actually had a family member be an organ donor because their type was so rare... so rare that the organs couldn't be matched with anyone and they were wasted. I'm all for being able to find uses for odd spare parts, and I really hope this tech pans out.

On an unrelated note, blood donors are critically needed right now, if you're reading this and eligible, please donate!
 
2022-08-15 1:52:21 PM  
As someone waiting for a kidney transplant whose blood type is B I support this research.  Only 7% of the Canadian population is B and as I will not take a kidney from a living donor (I refuse to compromise someone else's health for my own, now, if they happen to get run over by a bus that's a different story) I'm probably in for a longish wait.

Sign your organ donor card (or tick the box on your driver's license renewal)

/keep riding your bikes without a helmet
//keep walking/running at night with your back to oncoming traffic while wearing dark clothing
///Use a fork to get that jammed toast out of the toaster
 
2022-08-15 2:01:03 PM  
I'm currently recovering from donating a kidney (surgery was last week) for my husband. I've been educated in all things related so I can tell you this is HUGE news. My husband is doing great. If I had not donated he was looking at years on a waiting list. He met folks at dialysis who had been 5 &6 years on...one died waiting (type AB).  This is HUGE.
 
2022-08-15 2:26:13 PM  

Mollari: As someone waiting for a kidney transplant whose blood type is B I support this research.  Only 7% of the Canadian population is B and as I will not take a kidney from a living donor (I refuse to compromise someone else's health for my own, now, if they happen to get run over by a bus that's a different story) I'm probably in for a longish wait.


Internet fist bump, fellow type B. I had to wait five years for my last kidney transplant. Since it was #3, I had to get listed nationally to find a match.
 
2022-08-15 3:05:31 PM  

Mollari: As someone waiting for a kidney transplant whose blood type is B I support this research.  Only 7% of the Canadian population is B and as I will not take a kidney from a living donor (I refuse to compromise someone else's health for my own, now, if they happen to get run over by a bus that's a different story) I'm probably in for a longish wait.

Sign your organ donor card (or tick the box on your driver's license renewal)

/keep riding your bikes without a helmet
//keep walking/running at night with your back to oncoming traffic while wearing dark clothing
///Use a fork to get that jammed toast out of the toaster


One comment: ticking the box isn't enough.

You need to make it abundantly clear to your family that you want your organs donated. The final decision will come down to your family, regardless of what your license says.
 
2022-08-15 3:24:36 PM  

MiddleAgedWoman: I'm currently recovering from donating a kidney (surgery was last week) for my husband. I've been educated in all things related so I can tell you this is HUGE news. My husband is doing great. If I had not donated he was looking at years on a waiting list. He met folks at dialysis who had been 5 &6 years on...one died waiting (type AB).  This is HUGE.


I had a friend and coworker donate one of his kidneys to a friend without even being asked.  His friend was up and about in days.  He had complications and nearly died.  You'll never meet a nicer guy.
 
2022-08-15 6:32:47 PM  

Fear the Clam: Mollari: As someone waiting for a kidney transplant whose blood type is B I support this research.  Only 7% of the Canadian population is B and as I will not take a kidney from a living donor (I refuse to compromise someone else's health for my own, now, if they happen to get run over by a bus that's a different story) I'm probably in for a longish wait.

Internet fist bump, fellow type B. I had to wait five years for my last kidney transplant. Since it was #3, I had to get listed nationally to find a match.


glad for both of y'alls and your fams
 
2022-08-15 8:27:46 PM  
PSA: You don't have to find a "match" to get a kidney. If you rope some rando fool in as a donor, an exchange will get you a kidney and find a home for the donated one.

/ Rando fool
// My kidney went to a stranger in Los Angeles
/// My brother got one in exchange
 
2022-08-15 9:32:21 PM  

MattytheMouse: I dated a vampire once. The one thing that they don't tell you is that monster girl speak exclusively in horror puns, and every night, it was like "hon, what do you want for dinner?" And she's be like "Oh, I'd just DIE for some scare-ghetti and eye balls!"

It got old, fast. But hey, her mouth game was unmatched.


Don't even ask how many sodas are in the fridge. One, One Mt Dew, ahh ahh ahh. Two, two Mt Dews, ahh, ahh, ahh...
 
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