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Surgeons in the United States successfully test Pig Kidney Transplantation on a Human Patient.

Surgeons in the United States successfully test Pig Kidney Transplantation on a Human Patient.

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Surgeons in the United States successfully test Pig Kidney Transplantation on a Human Patient.

According to Reuters, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a person for the first time without the recipient’s immune system rejecting it right away FastNews reports.

The process of the Transplant

This is a potentially significant step forward that could someday help alleviate a critical scarcity of human resources.

Transplantable organs

A pig whose genes had been changed such that its tissues no longer carried a chemical known to trigger nearly immediate rejection was used in the surgery at NYU Langone Health in New York City.

The Surgeons

The recipient was a brain-dead patient with signs of kidney dysfunction whose family consented to the experiment before she was due to be taken off of life support, researchers told Reuters.

For three days, the new kidney was attached to her blood vessels and maintained outside her body, giving researchers access to it.

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