X-Message-Number: 12193
From: "John de Rivaz" <>
References: <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #12185 - #12191
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 12:49:02 +0100

----- Original Message -----
> Message #12188
> From: "George Smith" <>
> References: <>
> Subject: Re: CryoNet #12183 Cryopreserving replaced organs
> Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 11:14:43 -0700
> A great idea.  There will probably be some degree of resistance from
> pathologists who generally prefer to routinely section and perform
> histological analysis of organs surgically removed from patients.

Surely there is only need to cryopreserve enough of the organ for a
replacement to be grown - the pathologists can have the rest for whatever
they want as long as it is legal and sensible.

This itself will only be a short term measure - eventually it should be
possible to grow any specified organ from any sample of DNA from the
recipient, but by that time the "transplant from dead people" program will
have faded into the history that includes Burke and Hare and other grizzly

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