Mum-of-two who's had four kidneys in 24 years kept alive using antibodies from RABBITS

MIRROR | Tom Kershaw

Michelle Barber, 37, received a second kidney from her father and had an injection of Anti Thymocyte Globulin (ATG) from the small mammal in the hope it would take

Michelle Barber, 37, a phlebotomist from Hull in hospital after her fourth kidney transplant in 2017(Image: SWNS.com)
A kidney disease sufferer who has undergone four transplants in 24 years says she had to rely on antibodies from a RABBIT to keep her alive.

Michelle Barber, 37, received a second kidney from her father and had an injection of Anti Thymocyte Globulin (ATG) from the small mammal in the hope it would take.

The mum-of-two was forced to spend five days in quarantine while given the antibodies by 'specialists wearing spacesuits' to help the new organ survive.

However, after initially doing its job, she had to give her father's kidney up just 18 months later.

Michelle is now finally bringing some normality back to her life after her fourth kidney transplant following a two-decade gruelling battle for survival. Continue reading
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