Scientists Change Blood Type of Kidneys in Breakthrough to Speed Up Transplants

British scientists have managed to change the blood type in three donor kidneys in a discovery that could potentially speed up transplants for patients with less common blood types, such as ethnic minorities.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge used a device called a normothermic perfusion machine to flush the donor organ with an enzyme that can remove the blood type markers to convert it to the universal O type.