Heart — TransplantLyfe


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  • BrucePTransplant Patient

    The last time there was anything like this was when Christian Barnard performed the first heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa. The patient was basically in the same shape as Bennett. That patient is my hero. Without his willingness to be the first heart transplant recipient, None of us who needed new hearts would be alive today.

    January 11, 2022
  • JimGleason_TRIOTransplant Patient

    Zenotransplant has been hoped for over many years and now (per conversation I just had with an expert in the field of bovine genetic engineering, the big breakthrough was the ability to edit genes. I was surprised to learn that this involves not only editing out certain genes from the bovine (they really avoid using the term 'pig') but also editing IN some human genes that make the whole process finally work.

    January 13, 2022
  • KarinExpert
    Transplant Patient

    The editing is key since pigs carry some viruses that can be very dangerous for humans / didn’t know they edit in human genes too a very cool @JimGleason_TRIO

    January 16, 2022
  • BrucePTransplant Patient


    January 16, 2022
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