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Drugs taken by a heart transplant patient in one month, Europe, 2000

Robert Moss, who donated his old heart to the Science Museum following his heart transplant in August 2000, needed to take a large selection of drugs each day in order to ‘calm down’ his immune system and prevent his new heart being rejected by his body. This packaging represents a month’s supply.

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Glossary: transplant

Surgical operation to introduce organ or tissue from one person (the donor) to another (the recipient). It may also refer to the transfer of tissues from one part of a person's body to another part of the same person's body.

Glossary: immune

To be protected against infectious disease.

Glossary: drug packaging

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