LCT In The News

12 January 2022

Why putting animal organs inside people could be the future of medicine

Surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first successful human heart transplant in 1967. Now doctors have performed the first successful transplantation of a pig’s heart into a human. Experts suggest genetically modified pigs could even produce blood suitable for human transfusion, or dopamine for Parkinson’s sufferers.