Should Animal 's Organ Be Used For Human Transplantation?

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Should animal’s organ be used for human transplantation? Xenotransplantation: a subject about which people hold strong contrasting views. Rare attempts have been made to transplant animal organs or tissues into human beings since the early years of this century. Curiosity surrounding the procedure known as Xenotransplantation has increased in the last few years because it is seen as one way of reducing the shortage of human organs for transplantation. Currently, this shortage strictly edges the potential of transplantation for treating human diseases. The worldwide requirement for organs is growing significantly. For example, in 2004, the United Network of organ sharing found that over 100,000 patients could have had an advantage from organ transplant, but only 29,000 were available. In 1963 Doctor Keith Reemtsma a surgeon who experimented with organ transplants. Thirteen chimpanzee’s kidneys were transferred into humans. Twelve patients survived for 60 days. One patient survived for nine months, so this option was considered a viable one. In the USA approximately 3,000 people are currently on the waiting list for heart transplant, but only 2,000 donors’ hearts become available each year. In the meantime, heart patients awaiting a transplant must depend on mechanical procedures, which can raise the risk of infection, blood clots and bleeding in the patient. Doctor Muhammed M.Mohiuddin a cardiothoracic surgery specialist therefore explains the rationality behind
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