first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig is Dead two months after the groundbreaking experiment

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The first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has died, two months after the groundbreaking experiment, the Maryland hospital that performed the surgery announced Wednesday.

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David Bennett, 57, of Hagerstown Maryland, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Doctors didn´t give an exact cause of death, saying only that his condition had begun deteriorating several days earlier.

Bennett’s son praised the hospital for offering the last-ditch experiment, saying the family hoped it would help further efforts to end the organ shortage.

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‘We are grateful for every innovative moment, every crazy dream, every sleepless night that went into this historic effort,’ David Bennett Jr. said in a statement released by the school.

After the January 7 operation, Bennett’s son told The Associated Press his father knew there was no guarantee it would work.

Doctors didn’t reveal the exact cause of Bennett’s death.

Source: Dailymail


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