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aubergine "free state" ethics. Sputnik cuts to the chase.
Pig Kidneys Successfully Transplanted Into Brain-Dead Human Body
News of this development come shortly after surgeons in Maryland successfully performed a first-of-its-kind organ transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human patient who was deemed too sick to qualify for a human heart.
"investigational" surgery is painless
As Locke's team reported in the American Journal of Transplantation, both kidneys survived with no signs of rejection for a little over three days, until the patient's body was taken off life support.
Porrett et al., "First ["]clinical-grade["] porcine kidney xenotransplant using a human decedent model", 20 Jan 2022
wut: "'This human preclinical model is a way to evaluate the safety and feasibility of the pig-to-non-human primate model, without risk to a living human,' Locke added."
prior research, public domain

US organ donor consent, HHS / Health Resources & Services Adminiatration (HRSA)
Donor Identification and Consent, Maryland DMV
FWIW: I'm neither a pig nor a felon, but I've ticked the box since I first got a driver's license two states and 32 years ago despite reasonable fear that few of my organs are out-the-box, so to speak, "clinical-grade" A. Now, extrapolate: When the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak, who is the injured party? Surgeons, drug manufacturers, epidemiologists, or GM pigs?

by Cat on Thu Jan 20th, 2022 at 08:09:49 PM EST
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