Early this year, news broke that the first xenotransplant of a genetically engineered pig heart into a human had been successfully performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Pictures, videos and stories of the recipient, the surgical team and the research behind this milestone were shown across various news outlets and social media. Unfortunately, […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has instilled feelings of uneasiness and fear, and raised questions about what the future holds. First-year medical student Sumil Nair looks at how these emotions are all too familiar to patients on the organ transplant list, a process dramatically affected by the pandemic.