Animal-to-Human Transplantation

An as-yet—barring porcine heart valves—hypothetical procedure in which organs would be harvested from animals—e.g., pigs—to replace damaged organs
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In its submission to Toi te Taiao, the Bioethics Council, on xenotransplantation (animal-to-human transplantation), NZNO also called for any new procedure involving xenotransplantation to be reviewed by a national ethics committee, rather than regional ethical committees.
"Overall, there does not appear to be any major ethical reason why the medical community should not at least consider animal-to-human transplantation therapies as a possible option to human therapy," the report said.