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Can the liver protect a new transplanted kidney from being rejected.?

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Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Transplant: No. The only way to prevent a transplanted kidney from being rejected is anti-rejection medications. The body has a tendency to make antibodies to foreign objects inside it. Thats how we fight off bacteria and viruses. Its the same way with a transplanted organ. Thats why we use medications to suppress the immune system so the body does not reject a transplanted kidney.

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