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Recipient Of World’s First Heart Pump And Pig Kidney Transplant Dies At 54

Lisa Pisano, the woman who received the world’s first heart pump and pig kidney combined transplant passed away Sunday at the age of 54, CBS News reported. Pisano, a grandmother who underwent surgeries involving a mechanical heart pump and a gene-edited pig kidney transplant, underwent the procedures at the NYU Langone Transplant Institute, according to […]

Exclusive — Sen. Eric Schmitt, Republicans Slam Biden Proposal to Include ‘Equity’ in Organ Transplant Program

Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-Missouri) and other Republican senators have sent a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra sounding the alarm about the department’s proposal to allocate organ transplants “fairly” and based on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies, Breitbart News has obtained exclusively. Senators Schmitt, Cindy Hyde Smith (R-MS), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Mike Lee (R-UT) […]

Biden’s Health Department Looks To Push Equity Requirements On Transplant Lists

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is looking to push equity requirements on hospitals providing kidney transplants, according to a recent proposal. The proposal, announced May 8, will help President Joe Biden’s administration’s plan to address “racial bias” when it came to wait times and “profiteering and inequity” by transplant hospitals, Secretary Xavier […]

Scientists announces wild plan for first head transplant

Scientists put their brains to work on a breakthrough in medicine. BrainBridge, a neuroscience and biomedical engineering startup, announced that it has developed an AI mechanized system to perform head transplant surgery. This surgery involves transplanting the head into the body of a brain-dead donor, preserving the recipient’s memory, cognitive abilities, and consciousness. Researchers believe […]

Vaper who required double lung transplant warns others of dangers of e-cigarettes

Minneapolis – Sales of e-cigarettes are on the rise, and it is mainly young people who are hooked on e-cigarettes. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that 18 to 24-year-olds are the most likely to smoke e-cigarettes, but 9% of 11- to 15-year-olds say they regularly smoke e-cigarettes. . […]

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 […]