Demi-Lee Brennan has changed blood types and immune system : “Then doctors found that Demi’s body had begun to destroy its own blood cells and, at the same time, the donor’s blood stem cells took over her immune system.”
When you look at and hear about young girls like Demi, then it puts a face on donor organs. It makes it real and the good thing is the girl understands the price the donor and the family have paid so that she can be well. She is not at all insensitive to their circumstances. This girl though, is a walking miracle. She has changed her immune system to the donor’s immune system and she doesn’t need anti rejection drugs. They still haven’t identified the mystery illness which affected her liver in the first place. She is a medical puzzle and yet, because she seems to be so unique ,in more ways than one, she may well be the human being who can get through to us about donating organs and who will give the doctors and researchers a run for their money so they can resolve the rejection problems. What a marvellous breakthrough that would be. Great story.