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First pig kidney transplant recipient dies two months after surgery – Times of India

Richard Slayman, who became the first person to receive genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died at 62. Richard had undergone the transplantation in March this year.“The Mass General transplant team is deeply saddened at the sudden passing of Mr. Rick Slayman. We have no indication that it was the result of his recent transplant. Mr. Slayman will forever be seen as a beacon of hope to countless transplant patients worldwide and we are deeply grateful for his trust and willingness to advance the field of xenotransplantation.We offer our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Slayman’s family and loved ones as they remember an extraordinary person whose generosity and kindness touched all who knew him," the hospital has said in a statement. The hospital said there was no indication his d...