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New Beginnings: World’s First Pig Kidney Transplant Recipient Discharged from Hospital after Two Weeks of Post-Surgery Care

BySamantha Jones

Apr 4, 2024
Patient who received the world’s first pig kidney transplant leaves Boston hospital

Rick Slayman, the world’s first pig kidney transplant recipient, has been discharged from Massachusetts General Hospital after two weeks of post-surgery care. At 62 years old, Slayman is now able to continue his recovery at home in Weymouth. Slayman expressed his heartfelt gratitude for the exceptional care he received from the doctors and nurses at the hospital, stating that leaving with a clean bill of health is one of the happiest moments of his life.

Prior to the transplant, Slayman was living with end-stage kidney disease, Type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. In 2018, he received a human kidney transplant which failed five years later. The pig kidney transplant was the first of its kind, with the kidney donated by eGenesis in Cambridge. The kidney was genetically edited to remove harmful pig genes and human genes were added to improve compatibility.

Slayman’s recovery is going smoothly and he is eager to spend more time with his family and loved ones without the burden of dialysis. He thanked everyone who sent him well-wishes and expressed that his recovery marks a new beginning not just for himself but for others as well.

By Samantha Jones

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