Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.01 Issue No.03. June 1999
xenotransplanantation idea gaining support
Indian Transplant Newsletter.
Vol.01 Issue No.03. June 1999
Print ISSN 0972 - 1568
Xenotransplantation is slowly getting the thumps up from not only physicians, surgeons and transplant recipients but also the American public. In a poll conducted by the National Kidney Foundation of 1200 randomly selected Americans, 62% accepted the idea of xenotransplantation.
Some of the other interesting findings that came up were that men had a more positive attitude towards xenotransplantation than women. Also, practitioners, of a religious faith, and agnostics said that the clergy could influence their acceptance of xenotransplantation. At least half of the transplant physicians surveyed were willing to give xenotransplantation at least ten years before it was required to show success. Most did not see cross species infection as a particularly high risk.
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- Keywords: religious faith, agnostics, species infection