Keisha Ray quoted on animal-to-human organ transplants

By Angela Gomez, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
February 15, 2022

A Grid News story, entitled “Why recent animal-to-human organ transplants are just stunts—for now,” by Helen Santoro featured comments from Keisha Ray, PhD. The piece recalls a patient’s recent transplant surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center involving a genetically engineered pig heart. Dr. Ray explains that factors related to distribution and oversight must be considered should surgeries involving animal organs.