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Subject: Re: #13928 Growing Organs
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 09:27:37 -0700

On Wednesday, June 14, 2000 2:00 AM Scott Badger  wrote:
>I have a question, though.  You indicate that growing an organ from my 50
>year old cells will result in a 50 year old organ that I may need when I'm
>75.  But what about the recent findings of Dr. West (who will be speaking
>the Alcor Conference)?  I quote from the LEF interview below:

The West interview in _Life Extension_ was great stuff and, I hope, ACT
continues its researches and this flowers into a replacement for the current
system of organ donation.  That said, we should remember too that organ
failure can happen at any time in life from a variety of causes.  Even in
those way under 50 like myself, there is a need for organs.  One can
imagine, e.g. being in a severe auto accident and losing a major organ, such
as a lung from direct trauma.  So, the research should not be thought of as
purely for age-related organ failures.

My two cents!

Daniel Ust

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