A Brain-Dead Person Just Scored Two Kidneys From Genetically Modified Pigs

After only 23 minutes, he could even pee again! 🧐 #engineering

Engineering, Revivicor

1/21/2022 9:00:00 PM

After only 23 minutes, he could even pee again! 🧐 engineering

The shortage of kidneys is acute and calls for a radical solution to save human lives. Genetically modified pig kidneys could be the answer.

was transplanted into a human whose heart condition left with no other option. While the transplant was authorized under compassionate grounds by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the idea is catching up with the provider of the organ, Revivicor, already having completed two such trials in dead patients. 

As Science Daily explains, genetically modified kidneys have been extensively tested in non-human primate recipients but testing them in humans before clinical trials can also provide important information about the safety and efficacy of the transplanted organs.

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And, nephrologists around the globe sighed in relief! 😉🤣😎

Genetically modified pig kidneys transplanted into a brain-dead personTwo pig kidneys genetically edited to prevent rejection by the immune system have been transplanted into a brain-dead man in the US as a first step towards treating patients Quite the experiment. Add *that* one to the donor card. positiv07652695 Another way to exploit innocent beings with the intelligence of small children. 😤 Sounds rather opportunistic in a rather unsettling way but ok…..

Kidneys From a Genetically Altered Pig Are Implanted in a Brain-Dead PatientSurgeons in Alabama have implanted the kidneys of a genetically altered pig into a brain-dead patient. Earlier this month, surgeons in Maryland transplanted a pig heart into a living patient. Alabama brain-dead How could they make that determination? What a world I'm getting his is disconnected Non existence. Gone Open for opportunities. The spot in his mind But he has died before he went brain dead. I hear He has an extent into non-existent ?what does that mean?

In a medical first, kidneys from genetically modified pig implanted into brain-dead patientIn a medical first, kidneys from genetically modified pig implanted into brain-dead patient. The experiment is part of the growing field of xenotransplantation, or the sourcing of animal organs to try to solve the human organ supply crisis. An excellent treatment option for non-Muslims.

US surgeons implant genetically altered pig kidneys in a brain-dead patient | EngadgetThe lead surgeon is hoping to offer pig kidney transplants to patients within five years.. Alternative headline: US surgeons use brain-dead patient as guinea pig to implant pig kidneys I prefer non-gmo kidneys, thank you.

Double pig kidney transplant successfully performed in brain-dead patientThe experiment was intended to assess the safety of such transplants, prior to them being tested in clinical trials.

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a heart from a genetically modified pig was transplanted into a human whose heart condition left with no other option. While the transplant was authorized under compassionate grounds by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the idea is catching up with the provider of the organ, Revivicor, already having completed two such trials in dead patients.  As Science Daily explains, genetically modified kidneys have been extensively tested in non-human primate recipients but testing them in humans before clinical trials can also provide important information about the safety and efficacy of the transplanted organs. The recipient, in this case, was injured in a motorcycle race and his family consented to him being kept alive on a ventilator so that the procedure could be conducted, . Unlike the previous experiments, where the kidneys were attached externally to the body, on this occasion, the recipient's kidneys were removed and replaced by those sourced from the pigs.  As we have reported before , four genes that can potentially cause rejection of the organ by the human immune system are turned off in these pigs, while six genes of human origin are added to aid the process of transplant.  According to Science Daily, pig-sourced kidneys were placed in the same anatomic location as human kidneys, and connected to the renal artery and vein, along with attachment with the ureter that carries urine from the kidneys to the bladder, and standard immune-suppression treatment was given to the recipient.  Advertisement The transplant was observed for a period of 77 hours and started producing urine within 23 minutes of attachment, Jayme Locke, the surgeon who performed the procedure told New Scientist. However, they did not remove creatinine from the body, something that the researchers have attributed to the recipient's conditions.  The results of the experiment were published recently in the American Journal of Transplantation.  According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, kidney disease kills more people in the U.S. every year than breast or prostate cancer and an estimated 240 Americans die every day while on dialysis waiting for a kidney transplant. Genetically modified kidneys can be used to address the shortfall, the researchers concluded.  Advertisement Stay on top of the latest engineering news Just enter your email and we’ll take care of the rest: SUBSCRIBE