Pig Kidney Transplanted Into Human; Surgeon Calls It, 'Potential Miracle'
Medical team from United States has succeeded in temporarily transplanting a pig's kidney to a human. The surgeon who performed the surgery described the procedure as a "potential miracle." A genetically modified pig and a brain-dead patient were used in the two-day study. Pig kidneys have been found to be viable in nonhuman primates in previous studies. Pig organ transplantation might provide a "renewable source of organs" in the future.
Tags: Kidney, pig, USA, Kidney Transplant