Recent successes putting genetically modified pig organs into people have brought xenotransplantation back into the spotlight.
Thousands of Canadians are on waiting lists for life-saving organ transplants. An opt-out organ donor system, like the one Nova Scotia is implementing, could reduce avoidable deaths and suffering.
As the rate of obesity in the US rises, transplant centers are debating whether to accept organ donations from the obese. A new study suggests that oversized hearts are safe to use.
Human heart transplantation is 50 years old.
The unprecedented media interest in the first human heart transplant 50 years ago transformed many of the rules that governed the relationships between medicine and the media.
A baboon survived nearly three years with a pigs heart, so does that mean cross-species transplantation is imminent?