European doctors grow a windpipe from stem cells and perform a successful transplant surgery! The recipient, Claudia Castillo received the new section of trachea without risking rejection because her own stem cells were used in the tissue engineering.
A medical team from Spain, the UK, and Italy created the new windpipe using a donor trachea, also. The cells were removed (leaving the structure of the tissue) and replaced with Castillo’s stem cells along with healthy cells from her own trachea.
Castillo is doing well. She is able to care for her children and even goes out dancing once in a while.