Man who received genetically modified pig kidney dies after two months

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Richard Rick Slayman, 62, received a kidney transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital in March. Doctors had said that they expected the kidney to remain fine for at least two years. The transplant team said in a statement that they were deeply saddened by Slayman’s death and expressed condolences to his family. The team, however, said they had no indication that the transplant caused his death.

Boston. The first person to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died about two months after undergoing the procedure. His family and hospital gave this information on Saturday. Richard Rick Slayman, 62, received a kidney transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital in March. Doctors had said that they expected the kidney to remain fine for at least two years.

The transplant team said in a statement that they were deeply saddened by Slayman’s death and expressed condolences to his family. The team, however, said they had no indication that the transplant caused his death. Richard Rick Slayman was the first living person to undergo this procedure. Slayman had a kidney transplant in 2018, but due to some complications he had to undergo dialysis last year.

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