US surgeons have successfully implanted a heart from a genetically modified pig in a 57-year-old man.
This is the first time in world history and is expected to solve the chronic shortage of organ donations in the mere future.
About the procedure by US Surgeons:
According to the University of Maryland Medical School the procedure took place on January 7, which indeed represents a major milestone for animal to human transplantation.
About the patient:
The patient named David Bennett, had been deemed ineligible for human transplant — a decision that is often taken when the recipient has very poor underlying health. However, the patient is now in good health and recovering at a fast rate and is being carefully monitored to determine how the new organ performs.
“It was either die or do this transplant. I want to live. I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last choice,” the patient said.