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Pigs with Human Hearts, and Other Wild Tales from the Future of Organ Donation

April 13, 2016

(Quartz) – In the meantime, an average of 22 people in the US die each day while waiting for organ transplants. In the European Union, an average 14 people on organ waiting lists die per day, and in India, 90% of all people on waiting lists die without getting an organ. Now scientists are exploring a number of high-tech alternatives to obtaining organs from human cadavers. These options may one day solve the organ shortage problem—but they raise ethical questions of their own.

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