How a household’s option to donate a physique for pig kidney analysis may assist change transplants

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Miller-Duffy was dazed and grieving. Her brother instantly collapsed and days later was brain-dead. Now she confronted a troublesome query: Would she donate his physique for analysis?

That’s how the physique of Maurice “Mo” Miller began its journey to a sunny nook of NYU Langone Well being’s intensive care unit — and have become a part of the hunt to sooner or later ease the nation’s transplant scarcity with organs from animals.

“He all the time wished to assist individuals,” mentioned Miller-Duffy, who struggled with the selection however is happy with her brother’s final act. “This tragic demise, this quick quick demise — one thing good has come out of it.”