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First pig kidney transplant patient dies nearly two months after procedure

The man who successfully received the first-ever pig kidney transplant has died nearly two months after the groundbreaking procedure was performed. Richard Slayman, 62, who received the pig kidney back in March has died, his family announced on Saturday. Massachusetts General Hospital, where the transplant was done, said that there is “no indication” that Slayman […]

Rick Slayman, Recipient Of First Pig Kidney Transplant, Dead At 62

A Massachusetts man who received the world’s first pig kidney transplant has died at the age of 62, WBZ reported Sunday. Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital performed a successful transplant on Rik Suleiman on March 21, 2024, according to reports. W.B.Z.. WBZ reported that Suleiman was discharged from the hospital two weeks after the surgery […]

62-Year-Old Who Received First-Ever Pig Kidney Transplant Dies Nearly 2 Months Later

Mr. Suleiman’s family expressed their deep gratitude to the doctors. Richard Suleiman, 62, who made history by receiving the world’s first genetically engineered pig kidney transplant in March, has died, his family announced on Saturday. Suleiman underwent a successful four-hour surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and was discharged from the hospital in April, just two […]

Man dies 2 months after becoming first person to receive successful pig kidney transplant

A Massachusetts man has died nearly two months after making history as the first recipient of a genetically engineered pig kidney transplant, his family and the hospital where he performed the surgery announced Saturday. Richard Suleiman, 62, underwent transplant surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in March, when surgeons predicted the pig kidney would last at […]

Former pool rivals end feud after one donates kidney to save other’s life

He was the perfect friend to have in your pocket. A Pennsylvania man who once criticized a pool rival in a vitriolic post on Facebook has made the ultimate apology 10 years later, giving his rival a “cadillac of kidneys.” Russ Redhead discovered that James Harris Jr. was in desperate need of a kidney while […]

Massachusetts man, recipient of first successful pig kidney transplant, is discharged from hospital

the first person to undergo genetic modification pig kidney transplant The patient was discharged from Massachusetts General Hospital, the hospital announced Wednesday. Rik Suleiman, 62, had end-stage renal disease before receiving a life-saving transplant on March 16th. Pig kidneys were gene-edited to increase compatibility with human recipients and eliminate the risk of infection. 10-year-old Pittsburgh […]