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First recipient of genetically modified pig kidney transplant dies

Richard 'Rick' Slayman, the first person to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant, has died nearly two months after the procedure. The 62-year-old underwent the transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital in March, and the hospital said there was no indication that his death was related to the transplant. Slayman's family thanked the hospital and said that he underwent the surgery to give hope to the thousands of people who also need a transplant to live.

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Sources: - https://apnews.com/article/pig-kidney-transplant-recipient-dies-d6cf10ac76a4bcde1b3021f45b9695b4 - https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/12/health/pig-kidney-recipient-transplant-death/index.html - https://washingtonpost.com/health/2024/05/12/pig-kidney-transplant-dies-richard-slayman/ - https://www.foxnews.com/us/massachusetts-man-dies-2-months-after-becoming-first-person-receive-successful-pig-kidney-transplant

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李月华

1 month ago

I'm guessing they'll be quiet on social media now that the patient didn't make it, unlike when they were trumpeting the initial success.

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瑪傑斯蒂.馬雅

1 month ago

The medical team undoubtedly did everything in their power to extend the patient's life as much as possible.

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Marta Escobar

1 month ago

It's likely that the underlying health issues that led to the patient's kidney failure also contributed to their overall decline, making it difficult to determine the exact cause of their death.

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