Pig donates kidney to United States Congressman

Amazing, breakthrough operation puts Congressman back into action……………

The New York Times: In A First, Surgeons Attached A Pig Kidney To A Human — And It Worked 

Surgeons in New York have successfully attached a kidney grown in a genetically altered pig to a human patient and found that the organ worked normally, a scientific breakthrough that one day may yield a vast new supply of organs for severely ill patients. Although many questions remain to be answered about the long-term consequences of the transplant, which involved a brain-dead patient followed only for 54 hours, experts in the field said the procedure represented a milestone.

Due to HIPPA we don’t know whether the congressman is a Democrat or Republican but assume either distinction makes no difference.

 

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