MOVING FROM TREATMENT TO CURE
A new heart, liver or lung. No waiting list. No transplant donor. No fear of rejection.
Ten years ago, Dr. Anthony Atala placed artificial bladders in several children, saving their lives. The organs are lab-grown from the patient’s own cells. Since the Food and Drug Administration does not have testing protocols for this revolutionary method, the technology remains unapproved for the general public. Meanwhile, more than 122,000 people are waiting for organ transplants. Many will die before receiving one.