In a first for the industry, New York Surgeons at NYU Langone Health have successful transplanted a pig kidney into a human without an immediate immune system rejection. The successful transplant is a major breakthrough which has the potential to alleviate a stark demand for human organs right now (currently 107,000+ people are waiting for an organ transplant in the US). The test was carried out at NYU Langone Health which included a procedure that involved a genetically altered pig with tissue to avoid rejection in a human body. After receiving family consent, the transplant recipient was a brain-dead patient who was diagnosed with kidney malfunction. The kidney was attached to her blood vessels for three days and was monitored outside of the body.
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