Two brain dead people receive pig heart transplants
Surgical equipment and instruments to support organ transplant research are used independently, separately from other common surgeries.
Two brain-dead patients received genetically modified swine heart transplants, part of a study that improved viral infections during organ transplants of different species.
The first patient was 72-year-old Lawrence Kelly, a welder from Beaver Meadows.
According to his fiancée Alice Michael, he had a heart attack while driving.