Pigs offer hope for human organ donation shortages

ABC News May 14, 2024, 01:00 AM UTC

Summary: In March, a genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human in the US, aiming to address organ shortages. Despite the death of the recipient, xenotransplantation experts remain hopeful about pig organs. Over 96,500 Americans await transplants, with kidneys being the most needed. Gene editing offers promise for better organ compatibility. Australia leads in islet cell transplants but faces challenges in xenotransplantation due to pig supply restrictions.

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    First person to receive pig kidney transplant dies at 62 (Livescience.com)
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    First pig kidney transplant recipient dies after surgery (GhanaWeb)
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    Richard Slayman, xenotransplantation pioneer, passes at 62 (PINKVILLA)
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    First human with pig kidney transplant dies, sparking concerns (Aaj News)
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    First patient to receive pig kidney transplant dies after 2 months (DAWN.com)
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    First pig kidney transplant recipient dies in the US (Metro.co.uk)
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    Recipient of pig kidney transplant dies after two months (ABC News)
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    Man dies after receiving world's first successful pig kidney transplant (Irish Star)
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    First gene-edited pig kidney transplant patient dies, hospital confirms (The Express Tribune)
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    First patient with genetically modified pig kidney dies (The Straits Times)
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    First recipient of pig kidney transplant dies at 62 (Mint)
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    First gene-edited pig kidney transplant patient dies, raising concerns (Voice of America - VOA News)
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    First man to receive pig kidney transplant dies after 2 months (Deccan Chronicle)
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    First recipient of pig kidney transplant dies after 2 months (Onmanorama)
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    First living patient with pig kidney dies after transplant (New York Post )
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    First US man to receive gene-edited pig kidney dies (South China Morning Post)
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    First recipient of genetically modified pig kidney dies after surgery (Inquirer.net)
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    First pig kidney transplant patient dies after two months (The Guardian)
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    62-year-old dies after world's first successful pig kidney transplant (Daily Mail)
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    First recipient of genetically-edited pig kidney dies post-transplant (WCVB Boston)
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