transplant success Ciaran LynchThe first child in history to receive a trachea fashioned by his own stem cells has shown remarkable progress since the initial transplant two years ago, marking a new record for the novel procedure.

Ciaran Finn-Lynch, the now 13-year-old boy from the UK, is breathing normally and no longer needs anti-rejection medication, researchers reported in a paper published Wednesday in the journal Lancet.

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Photo via Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity – Thanks to Julia Frerichs for sending the link!

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