Xenotransplantation refers to the practice of taking organs, cells or tissue from one species and transplanting them to another species (usually a human being).
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Information about the procedures involved and the risk it may have for humans.
Campaign for Responsible Transplantation
An international coalition of physicians, scientists, and public interest groups opposing xenotransplantation because of the risk of transferring deadly animal viruses to the human population.
Diaries of Despair
On September 21 2000, Uncaged Campaigns and the British national paper Daily Express produced what they describe as "one of the most devastating exposés of animal experimentation ever to occur: the secret history of pig-to-primate organ transplants".
Of Pigs, Primates, and Plagues
Critique of xenotransplantation.
Setback for Animal to Human Transplants (BBC)
Article about a moratorium, ordered by the Council of Europe, on clinical tests of animal organ transplants.
Details of a petition filed by the Campaign for Responsible Transplantation. (December 10, 1998)
New Pig Virus Capable of Infecting Humans
Australian scientists sounded a new warning against cross-species transplants after two piggery workers were found to be infected with a previously unknown virus, which had caused stillbirths and brain and spinal cord defects in pigs. (March 01, 1998)
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