2 people receive pig heart transplants

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.