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Man who received pig kidney transplant leaves hospital, feels great

Posted on AllSides April 4th, 2024
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Just over two weeks after doctors placed a genetically edited kidney from a pig inside Richard Slayman, the 62-year-old is recovering at home and relishing “one of the happiest moments” of his life, according to a statement from the hospital that carried out the landmark four-hour surgery. On March 16, Slayman became the first living person to receive such a transplant, according to doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital. In a statement Wednesday, the hospital confirmed that Slayman had been discharged and was “recovering well.” The facility has credited “years of...

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