• Question: can you put pig hearts in humans

    Asked by guardian to Sara, Karolina, John Robert, Gemma, Connie, Becky, Alison on 22 Jan 2014.
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      John Robert Davis answered on 22 Jan 2014:

      Yes pig hearts have been used for heart transplantations over the years. They have a similar shape to human hearts and can hold the same volume which is crucial for proper heart function. You might be surprised to know that many animal organs have been used for transplantation into humans.