Man Receives Pig Heart in Breakthrough Transplant

By: Pedro Torres

David Bennett is a 57-year-old man from Maryland who was given a genetically modified pig heart due to it being his only option to survive. David Bennett is a man who was not qualified to have a heart transplant, so instead, he was successfully given a genetically modified pig heart.

“It was either die or do this transplant. I want to live. I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last choice,” were David Bennett’s last words before undergoing the surgery. David Bennett is now doing well for himself at the time being. Although it is a risk, engineering animal parts for humans in need could be the future of science.