54-year-old woman, who received pig kidney transplant plus a heart pump, dies

Lisa Pisano, 54, from New Jersey, passed away after living 47 days with a genetically modified pig kidney transplant. She was critically ill with kidney and heart failure. The transplant failed due to inadequate blood flow from a mechanical heart pump. Despite the setback, her case advanced xenotransplantation, offering hope to those in need of alternative organ supplies.

Jul 10, 2024 - 17:30
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54-year-old woman, who received pig kidney transplant plus a heart pump, dies
Lisa Pisano, 54, from New Jersey, passed away after living 47 days with a genetically modified pig kidney transplant. She was critically ill with kidney and heart failure. The transplant failed due to inadequate blood flow from a mechanical heart pump. Despite the setback, her case advanced xenotransplantation, offering hope to those in need of alternative organ supplies.

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