First pig liver implanted into human

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Surgeons have transplanted a kidney from a genetically modified pig into a living person for the first time.

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Richard Slayman, 62, who was suffering from end-stage kidney disease, was given the organ during a four-hour operation.

Doctors in Boston said he is recovering well and is expected to be discharged from Massachusetts General Hospital soon.

‘I saw it not only as a way to help me, but a way to provide hope for the thousands of people who need a transplant to survive,’ Mr Slayman said in a statement.

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