An Explanation of Xenotransplantation, The Science of Transplanting Animal Organs and Tissue Into Human Patients

In the latest episode of SciShow, host Hank Green explains xenotransplantation, the science of transplanting animal organs and tissue into human patients. Green explains the need for using animal tissue as well as the possible alternatives like organs grown from a patient’s own cells. While some other methods are being developed, they are currently either too primitive or expensive to be practical for most patients.