Coming age of Xenotransplantation: Would you accept an organ from a pig to save your life?

porkyMOS1204_468x284Would you accept an organ transplant from a pig, cow, baboon or a chimpanzee to save your child’s life, or your own? More than 123,000 people in the United States currently need an organ transplant, and about 21 people die each day waiting for one, according to the Department of Health and Human Service, but less than 30,000 actually receive a transplant. U.S. government information on transplantation reports that an average of 79 people receive organ transplants every day, but that 18 people die each day because of a shortage of organs. In other words, there is a severe organ shortage and many of the people on waiting lists are under age 50. Read Full Article

Categories: Biotechnology -, DNA, Genetic Engineering, Genetically modified- Food-Humans

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