Xenotransplantation: Overview

  • D. K. C. Cooper


The worldwide shortage of organ donors for purposes of transplantation would be overcome if the problems associated with xenografting could be solved. Transplant operations could be carried out on routine operating lists electively, and no potential recipient would need to die for lack of a suitable organ. Even if this ideal state of affairs could not be achieved, then at least xenografts might be used as temporary life-saving procedures whilst a suitable cardiac allograft was awaited.


Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Vervet Monkey Hyperacute Rejection Marburg Virus 
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