Patient who received the world’s first pig kidney transplant leaves Boston hospital

From a Life of Dialysis to the Dawn of a New Beginning: Rick Slayman’s Pig Kidney Transplant.

Rick Slayman, the recipient of the world’s first pig kidney transplant, was discharged from Massachusetts General Hospital after nearly two weeks of recovery. The 62-year-old is now at home in Weymouth, where he will continue his healing process. Slayman expressed his deep gratitude to the doctors and nurses at the hospital for providing him with exceptional care, stating that leaving with a clean bill of health is one of the happiest moments of his life.

At the time of the transplant, Slayman was suffering from end-stage kidney disease, Type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. He had undergone a human kidney transplant in 2018 which failed five years later. The pig kidney transplant was a first-of-its-kind procedure, with the kidney donated by eGenesis in Cambridge. The organ was genetically edited to remove harmful pig genes and human genes were added to improve compatibility.

Slayman’s recovery has been going smoothly and he is excited about resuming time with his family and loved ones without having to go through dialysis anymore. He thanked everyone who sent him well wishes, including fellow patients awaiting kidney transplants, and expressed that his recovery marks a new beginning not just for himself but for others as well.

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