IS IT BETTER FOR MANKIND THAT RESEARCHERS IS TRYING TO USE PIGS ORGANS FOR TRANSPLANT IN HUMAN BEINGS? BUT ITS VERY DIFFICULT TO DIGEST THIS NEWS FOR THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY BECAUSE IT IS HARAAM MENTIONED IN THIS RELIGION? COMMENT ON IT?
Organs of pigs suitable for transplanting into humans could be ready in a decade.Genetically modified pigs will be available in a year as said by researchers.Research carried out in Imperial college,London and California Institute of Technology.
Researchers said that kidney arelikely to b the first pig organs that reasearchers attempt to transplant into a sick human.
Pigs are regarded as ideal for animal to human transplants ,xenotransplantation and other research because of the similarity in the physiological make up and because they got many of the same diseases as diabetes.
Human Immune systems are quick to react to "foreign bodies" but scientists are confident that they are close to modifying the genetic make up of pigs to "humanise" their organs and make animal to human transplants possible.
Patients who recieved pig organs would have to take immune suppresant drugs for the rest of their lives but no more than those who recieved organs transplant from other people.
* Article Published In TOI on 9th November