Between April 2014 and March 2015, 429 patients died waiting for an organ
transplant in the UK. A further 807 patients were removed from the transplant
list as deteriorating health meant that an organ donation would no longer be in the
patient’s best interest.
The lack of donated viable organs has led researchers to try to discover new methods to obtain them. One such method is xenotransplantation: growing replacement organs in an animal for tranplant into humans.
With xenotransplantation research being undertaken across the world, FRAME wanted to know how the general public feels about the possibility of breeding pigs for humanised organ donation.
See the results of the survey here: Xenotransplantation_survey