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Introduction Xenotransplants is the donating of living organs from two different species especially monkeys and pigs to humans Although xenotransplant is relatively recent the idea and concept of if it dates back to the early 1900s The word xenotransplant comes from Greek Xeno meaning stranger or foreigner and transplant comes from English A transplant is replacing or adding an organ from another human All together it means a transplant from a different species A graft is the organ from the donor and if it comes from a different species it would be called a xenograft The first demonstration of xenotransplantation was seen in 1906 where a French doctor Alexis Carel successfully connected a pigs kidney to the circulatory system of a woman A year later the surgeon did the same to another woman but with a goats liver Although neither women survived his experiments started the idea of using organs from other species to prolong human life Large organizations and campaigns such as CRT Campaign for Responsible Transplantation have always deeply opposed xenotransplants from the beginning Companies and pharmacies such as Pestros Pharmacies and Novartis have invested billions on xenotransplantation research Currently Xenotransplanting is being regulated by the FDA Food and Drug Administration over the last several years FDA has allowed limited clinical experiments such as the pigs genetic modification and also trials with animal tissues cells and organs to act as bridges while connected to the patients circulatory system Numerous attempts to save unhealthy patients were unsuccessful but there is still much to research Moral Issues I believe that is wrong to kill monkeys for their organs in order to save humans although I think it might be acceptable from pigs I think this because pigs arent comprehensive and smart while some primates have the intelligence and psychological life of a human Monkeys would also suffer more for example when a primate is removed from
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