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Articles about xenotransplantation

Xenophobia

By Bob Elliott

Bob Elliott argues that the current ban on xenotransplantation in Australia should be overturned.

Xenotransplants of animal cells, tissues or organs into humans are already occurring, with patients paying large sums of money to travel overseas and receiving approved treatments around the world.

But not so in Australia. Australians must either wait or join the growing number of “xenotourists” who face the stark reality that their only option for a potential life-saving medical cure lies halfway across the world.