Animal Organs Helping Those in Need

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Animal Organs Helping Those in Need 1 Animal Organs Helping Those in Need English 102 Professor J. Meredith October 19, 2007
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Animal Organs Helping Those in Need 2 Animal Organs Helping Those in Need Unfortunately, in today’s society the lack of human organs available for transplant is a growing problem in the medical community. One concept, which could drastically increase the number of donations, is xenotransplantation. Xenotransplantation is the surgical transfer of cells, tissues, or organs from one species to another (i.e. pig to human). This solution is simply fantastic. There is no need to protest a new way to save lives. However, there are many people, mainly animal activists, who think that xenotransplantation is wrong. With scientific advancements in xenotransplantation millions of lives will be saved, and nothing is wrong with that. Transplants of organs and tissue from animals to humans have a long history but it was not until the 1960s that they moved from simple trial and error to systematic scientific study (1999). The first known animal to human transplant was in 1682 when bone from a dog was used to repair the skull of an injured Russian aristocrat. Since then xenotransplantation only became more advanced. In 1972 cyclosporin, a powerful drug that minimized the rejection of foreign tissue, was introduced, and helped further the success of animal to
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