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Experimental pig kidney transplant patient back on dialysis after new organ failed [Video]

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  • Doctors say Lisa Pisano, who received a pig kidney transplant, is back on dialysis after surgeons removed the gradually failing organ.
  • Pisano was the second person to receive a kidney from a gene-edited pig after Richard “Rick” Slayman at Massachusetts General Hospital. Slayman died in early May, about two months after his transplant. Doctors said there was no indication he died as a result of the transplant.
  • NYU will further study the explanted kidney for further insight on how it reacted inside a living person.

A woman who received a pig kidney transplant is back on dialysis just 47 days later after surgeons removed the gradually failing organ.

Lisa Pisano was the second person to receive a kidney from a gene-edited pig, and NYU Langone Health announced that she is stable after an operation to remove the organ earlier this week.

The first patient to receive a pig kidney transplant, Richard “Rick” Slayman at Massachusetts General Hospital, died in early …

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