Surgeons Perform Pig-To-Human Organ Transplant

57-year-old David Bennett is the first human to successfully receive an animal-to-human heart transplant as doctors at the University of Maryland replaced his heart with a modified pig heart. Bennett was ineligible for a traditional heart transplant, so his only option to survive his condition was this experimental surgery. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks. Watch LIVE weekdays 6-8 pm ET. Read more HERE: “The University of Maryland School of Medicine has performed the world's first successful animal-to-human heart transplant with an animal heart, reporting the recipient is doing well days later. David Bennett, 57, decided to undergo the surgery after he was deemed ineligible for a traditional heart transplant, the medical system wrote in a press release on Monday.
Bert O'Malley, the president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, hailed the success of the procedure. "We appreciate the tremendous courage of this live recipient, who has made an extraordinary decision to participate in this groundbreaking procedure to not only potentially extend his own life, but also for the future benefit of others," he said in a statement." *** The largest online progressive news show in the world. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE weekdays 6-8 pm ET. Help support our mission and get perks. Membership protects TYT's independence from corporate ownership and allows us to provide free live shows that speak truth to power for people around the world. See Perks: ▶ SUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE: ☞
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