The Future of Medicine – First Pig Kidney Transplant a Success

The Future of Medicine – First Pig Kidney Transplant a Success


Modern medicine has been advancing at an incredible rate, and they can do wonders in this day and age.

The most recent advancement in science came from the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Rick Slayman, 62, became the first pig kidney transplant in the world, and was released from the hospital two weeks after the surgery.

Surrounded by his care team and family, Richard ‘Rick’ Slayman, 62, of Weymouth, was officially discharged from Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday. https://t.co/eMXwIhZlhJ

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Slayman was living with end-stage kidney disease, in addition to Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

The surgery was his second kidney transplant, having received a human kidney transplant in 2018, which unfortunately began failing five years later.

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