Xenotransplantation: A historical ethical account of viewpoints

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Rodger, D., Hurst, D. and Cooper, DKC. (2023). Xenotransplantation: A historical ethical account of viewpoints. Xenotransplantation. p. e12797. https://doi.org/10.1111/xen.12797
AuthorsRodger, D., Hurst, D. and Cooper, DKC.
Abstract

Formal clinical trials of pig-to-human organ transplant—known as xenotransplantation—may begin this decade, with the first trials likely to consist of either adult renal transplants or pediatric cardiac transplant patients. Xenotransplantation as a systematic scientific study only reaches back to the latter half of the 20th century, with episodic xenotransplantation events occurring prior to that. As the science of xenotransplantation has progressed in the 20th and 21st centuries, the public's knowledge of the potential therapy has also increased. With this, there have been shifting ethical stances toward xenotransplantation in key areas, such as religious and public viewpoints towards xenotransplantation, animal rights, and public health concerns. This review provides a historical–ethical account of xenotransplantation and details if or how viewpoints have shifted over time.

KeywordsXenotransplantation, Transplantation, Organ transplant, Kidneys, Animal rights, Pandemic, Infection, Public health
Year2023
JournalXenotransplantation
Journal citationp. e12797
PublisherWiley
ISSN1399-3089
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/xen.12797
Web address (URL)https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/xen.12797
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Deposited30 Mar 2023
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This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Xenotransplantation: A historical–ethical account of viewpoints, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/xen.12797. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

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