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Man Who Received First Pig Kidney Transplant Dies by MightySparrow: 4:20pm On May 12
The first man to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died two months after the operation, the hospital which carried out the procedure has said.

Richard "Rick" Slayman, 62, was suffering with end-stage kidney disease before undergoing the operation in March.

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) said on Sunday there was no indication his death was a result of the transplant.

Transplants of other organs from genetically modified pigs have failed in the past, but the operation on Mr Slayman was hailed as a historic milestone.

In addition to kidney disease, Mr Slayman also suffered from Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. In 2018, he had a human kidney transplant, but it began to fail after five years.

Following his pig kidney transplant on 16 March, his doctors confirmed he no longer needed dialysis after the new organ was said to be functioning well.

"Mr Slayman will forever be seen as a beacon of hope to countless transplant patients worldwide and we are deeply grateful for his trust and willingness to advance the field of xenotransplantation," MGH said in a statement.

Xenotransplantation is the transplanting of living cells, tissues or organs from one species to another.

MGH said it was "deeply saddened" at his sudden death and offered condolences to his family.

Mr Slayman's relatives said his story was an inspiration.

"Rick said that one of the reasons he underwent this procedure was to provide hope for the thousands of people who need a transplant to survive," they said.

"Rick accomplished that goal and his hope and optimism will endure forever.

"To us, Rick was a kind-hearted man with a quick-witted sense of humour who was fiercely dedicated to his family, friends, and co-workers," they added.

While Mr Slayman received the first pig kidney to be transplanted into a human, it is not the first pig organ to be used in a transplant procedure.

Two other patients have received pig heart transplants, but those procedures were unsuccessful as the recipients died a few weeks later.

In one case, there were signs the patient's immune system had rejected the organ, which is a common risk in transplants.







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Re: Man Who Received First Pig Kidney Transplant Dies by BigYash: 4:27pm On May 12
Rip to him..
Re: Man Who Received First Pig Kidney Transplant Dies by kestolove95(m): 4:43pm On May 12
Pig kidney? Make dem try gorilla or chimpanzee own e go work cause that animal looks like man very well

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Re: Man Who Received First Pig Kidney Transplant Dies by Toluwanise247(m): 4:47pm On May 12
His time as come that why
Re: Man Who Received First Pig Kidney Transplant Dies by Made2Last: 5:06pm On May 12
Anyone with the cure for diabetes, cancer or liver diseases would be the richest man alive...
America boast over 30m cases of diabetes while Saudi Arabia has over 22m cases of diabetes...not to talk of Nigeria, where some are living on Coke and pizza diets because they cannot afford to stay to cook decent meals or don't even know how to...

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Re: Man Who Received First Pig Kidney Transplant Dies by MatrixReloaded: 5:19pm On May 12
kestolove95:
Pig kidney? Make dem try gorilla or chimpanzee own e go work cause that animal looks like man very well
You think onyinbo never tried using all the monkey wey resemble you finish before settling for a well known pig like you but it's a total failure.

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Re: Man Who Received First Pig Kidney Transplant Dies by eepeepook: 5:21pm On May 12
The procedure will be improved in future.

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Re: Man Who Received First Pig Kidney Transplant Dies by jahson19(m): 6:17pm On May 12
He was actually a guinea pig after all

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Re: Man Who Received First Pig Kidney Transplant Dies by Saviourk: 7:28pm On May 12
Rip to him. I believe in the future there'll be permanent cure for kidney diseases, HIV, cancer, and diabetes.

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Re: Man Who Received First Pig Kidney Transplant Dies by Bankalert(m): 6:15am On May 13
Saviourk:
Rip to him. I believe in the future there'll be permanent cure for kidney diseases, HIV, cancer, and diabetes.
dey play. Quote me in future.

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