A Pakistani doctor, along with a team of American doctors, performed a heart transplant on a genetically modified pig in Kranson.
According to foreign media, Dr. Mansoor Mohi-ud-Din has been working and researching on organ transplants in humans.
Dr. Mansoor teamed up with a team of doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center to implant a genetically modified pig in a patient’s heart.
After the transplant, David Bennett, 57, from the United States, became the first person in the world to have a genetically modified pig’s heart implanted.
Dr. Mansoor Mohi-ud-Din hails from Karachi and is a graduate of Dow University of Health Sciences.
After the successful transplant, Dr. Mansoor Mohi-ud-Din said that this successful operation would provide important information to improve the way of saving precious human lives in the future. After many years of continuous research, this effort was finally successful.
The cost of implanting a genetically modified pig’s heart in a human is Rs. 17.5 million.
After the transplant, the patient said that he knew before the operation that it was a risk, but he had no option but to die or have another transplant.