Transplant
Posted on: Aug 16 Hosted By: Dr. Aaron Carroll
Transplant
Posted on: Aug 16 Hosted By: Dr. Aaron Carroll
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Xenotransplantation: History & Advances

Guests: Drs. Paul Helft & Joseph Tector

With the limited supply of human organs available for transplant, efforts have led to xenotransplantation, or the implantation of living cells from another species. Xenotransplantation may one day fulfill a need for an organ when a human organ is not available, when a bridge organ is needed, or when animal cells may provide a unique benefit to patients. Drs. Joseph Tector and Paul Helft discuss the current status of the xenotransplantation program at Indiana University Health, including the advantages, disadvantages, and ethical concerns of using animal, specifically pig, tissue for human transplant.

Tags: transplant, shortage, ethics, xenotransplantation, podcast
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Xenotransplantation: History & Advances

Guests: Drs. Paul Helft & Joseph Tector

With the limited supply of human organs available for transplant, efforts have led to xenotransplantation, or the implantation of living cells from another species. Xenotransplantation may one day fulfill a need for an organ when a human organ is not available, when a bridge organ is needed, or when animal cells may provide a unique benefit to patients. Drs. Joseph Tector and Paul Helft discuss the current status of the xenotransplantation program at Indiana University Health, including the advantages, disadvantages, and ethical concerns of using animal, specifically pig, tissue for human transplant.

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