American surgeons have done amazing things. Actually, a 57-year-old man has successfully transplanted the heart of a genetically modified pig. This is the first time this has happened in medical history. With this, the acute shortage of organ donors can be dealt with in the coming times. According to the information received, the University of Maryland Medical School recently issued a statement saying, ‘This historic transplant was done on Friday. There are reports that even after this transplant, the treatment of the patient’s disease is not fixed at the moment, but this surgery cannot be called less than a milestone regarding the transplant from animals to humans.
A patient named David Bennett could not have a heart transplant due to several serious ailments and poor health. The patients are now recovering and doctors are closely monitoring how the pig’s heart is working in their bodies. On the other hand, David, who lives in Maryland, says, ‘I had only two options, either to die or to get him transplanted. I want to live I know it’s like shooting an arrow in the dark, but it’s my last choice. Bennett, who has been in bed with a heart-lung bypass machine for the past several months, said, ‘I look forward to getting out of bed after I recover.’
On New Year’s Eve, the US Food and Drug Administration approved this emergency transplant as a last resort in the case of non-traditional transplants. “It was a successful surgery, and it took us one step closer to solving the problem of organ shortage,” says Dr. Bartley Griffith, who performed the surgery through a pig heart transplant.