Pig Heart Transplant Gives Couple Six More Weeks Together
make the most of something: to use something to its fullest advantage or potential
Lawrence Faucette, the second person to get a pig heart transplant, has died. He knew that his body might reject the organ. His wife said, “We have no expectations other than hoping for more time together.” They got six extra weeks together before he passed away.
Dr. Bartley Griffith told CNN, “Mr. Faucette’s last wish was for us to make the most of what we have learned from our experience, so others may be guaranteed a chance for a new heart when a human organ is unavailable.”
The waiting list to receive a human heart in the US is 3,300 people long. Every day, 17 people die while waiting. Lawrence’s brave choice might help doctors learn more for the future.
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