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PHOTO: Bennett, The First Man To Receive The Heart Of A Pig Via Transplant

by Nwani Chisom
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Oyogist has learned that David Bennett, aged 57 has become the first man to receive the heart of a pig via transplant.

Bennett’s heart was replaced with that of a pig by medical practitioners in Baltimore MD Last week.

Pigs are About the closest animals to humans anatomically, their internal organs with adjustments made for age- are nearly exactly the same size as humans.

Benet received the heart from a pig that was genetically modified to remove genes which might have led to organ rejection after the transplant.

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