During a surgery that took place in September 2021 at NYU Langone Health in New York City, a kidney that was grown in a genetically altered pig was transplanted into a human patient. The patient, who was brain dead and who’s family consented to the surgery, had the kidney attached to the blood vessels in the upper leg outside of the abdomen. It quickly began functioning normally and the entire procedure went better than expected.
Although the patient was only followed for 54 hours post-surgery and the research behind the procedure has not been peer-reviewed or published in a medical journal, the results suggest that this could lead to a new source for transplant organs.
Read more about the story on Renal & Urology News: https://www.renalandurologynews.com/home/news/nephrology/transplantation/doctors-report-that-kidney-grown-in-pig-worked-in-a-human/