Reporting from the USA: Second Patient to Receive Pig Kidney Has Organ Removed

Forty-seven days after becoming the second patient to receive a new kidney from a genetically modified pig, a woman has had to have the organ removed.

Lisa Pisano, 54, remains hospitalized and has been transferred back to kidney dialysis after having the transplanted organ removed.

The organ had not been rejected by her body. However, Pisano is battling both kidney failure and heart failure, and a heart pump that she needed to survive failed to provide adequate blood supply to the new kidney, doctors at NYU Langone Transplant Institute in New York City told The New York Times.

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