Mar 10, 2022

Man who received pig heart transplant, dies Featured

The first person to receive a genetically modified pig heart through groundbreaking surgery, 57-year-old David Bennett Sr. has died, according to foreign media reports.

Bennet suffered from a terminal heart ailment. Scientists and medical researchers worked together to modify the genes in a pig's body in a laboratory to suit Bennett's heart and later transplanted to Bennett. This transplant which was performed on January 07th was considered historical in the medical field. 

The heart transplant was performed by a team of Baltimore doctors. The surgery was successful, and Bennett became world famous as the first person to have a pig heart transplant.

However, Bennet’s condition started to deteriorate gradually and he had died on March 08th, the doctors explained.