Animal Organ Donors: Human Health Applications

Issue Papers - IP26 - June 2004
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PART 2, “ANIMAL AGRICULTURE’S FUTURE THROUGH BIOTECHNOLOGY.” This issue paper examines current and future concerns and benefits for using animals as organ and tissue donors (xenotransplantation). The authors provide a careful review of the procedure’s history and development, as well as an outline of possible applications for the future as xenotransplantation impacts human health. Cochairs: Jeffrey L. Platt, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and Randall S. Prather, University of Missouri, Columbia.

IP26, June 2004, 8 pp., Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).


Task Force Co-chair(s)

Jeffrey Platt
Randall Prather

Task Force Reviewers

Jorge Piedrahita
Kenneth White

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