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UBC Researchers Involved in Creating Universal Blood-type Organs for Transplant

A new study has proven it is possible to safely convert the blood type in donor organs intended for transplantation. The study was conducted by a team of Canadian scientists, including UBC Chemistry’s Dr. Stephen Withers and Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and is an important step towards creating universal type O organs, which could decrease mortality rates for patients on organ transplant waiting lists.

Read more about this exciting work here.