X-Message-Number: 12183
From: "John de Rivaz" <>
Subject: Cryo-Preserve Tissue of Transplant Replaced Organ?
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 11:01:00 +0100

Excellent idea of Olaf Henny to cryopreserve an old organ being replaced by
transplant. If this could gain acceptance, this could put the foot in the
door to change opinion in favour of cryopreservation of currently incurable

I can see objections being raised by professionals in the transplant
industry as it would signal that their industry would suffer redundancies
once new organs can be grown for specific recipients. But I would point out
to them that it is only the harvesting and immunology side of the industry
that would go - all the other skills would still be needed. Their industry
will still suffer these changes once cloned organs become possible. This may
the real reason for the anti-cloning movement, with its ridiculous arguments
about cloning whole people - they don't fool me.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz
my homepage links to Longevity Report, Fractal Report, my singles club for
people in Cornwall, music, Inventors' report, an autobio and various other
projects:       http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/JohndeR

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