US Man Who Received A Pig Heart Transplant Has Died

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A 57-year-old man who made history as the first person to receive a genetically modified pig’s heart died Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

David Bennett, suffering from terminal heart disease, received the ground-breaking transplant on January 7.

 But Doctors said his condition began deteriorating several days ago.

The doctors did not announce the cause of his death.

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On December 31, the US Food and Drug Administration had granted an emergency authorisation for the surgery in the hope of saving his life.

After the January 7 operation, Bennett’s son told The Associated Press his father knew there was no guarantee it would work.


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  1. I thought that was pushing the limits personally. I believe in science, testing and studies in an ethical way that helps and sustain life and health. However, humans are meant to expire at some point, we have to be cognitive and respectful of that fact. Humans were created and given dominance above all living things. We should not be mixing and matching in such a risky way with animals DNA ( so to speak ) in my opinion.

  2. Breaking News!! Somebody fired up a bar-B-Q in the hospital parking lot. On the menu, “pork & pig’s heart.”

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