Someday, a Pig’s Heart Might Save a Child’s Life
January 31, 2019
(U.S. News & World Report) – The supply of donor organs for infants needing a heart transplant is critically low, but researchers have taken a first step toward using pig hearts to fill the need. The concept of using animal organs to save human lives has been around for years. With donor organs in short supply, the hope is that animal organs can keep patients alive while they await a human donor.