Doctors transplanted pig kidney in brain dead man and it working for a month
According to the report of South China Morning Post, doctors still feel that it is really working like a human organ. Dr. Robert Montgomery, director of the NYU Langone Transplant Institute, said that on July 14, his team had replaced a kidney from a deceased person with a single kidney from a genetically modified pig.
Doctors noticed that the kidneys immediately started producing urine. Doctors believe that in the future, pig kidneys can be transplanted into seriously ill patients. This will also fulfill the shortage of kidneys to be transplanted.
According to the report of news agency AP, New York resident Maurice “Mo” Miller suddenly became brain dead due to brain cancer at the age of 57. The family donated his body. His family says Maurice always wanted to help others. In future, students will read about him in medical related books.
Animal-to-human transplant efforts have been going on for decades. Doctors have failed in this most of the times. Now researchers are using genetically modified pigs for transplantation into the human body. He has got some success in this. The US Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to approve pig heart and kidney transplants in some serious patients. However, no decision has been taken yet.
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