3d Print Organs?

When an organ like a kidney, liver, or heart fails, our primary solution is a transplant.

Transplant organs require a donor that matches in blood type and other characteristics.

Often, people wait for a long time before a donor can be found to replace their organ.

Now, the new frontier in organ replacement is 3D printing. This new idea uses a gel

printer that sets up a skeleton or pattern so that the patient’s stem cells can grow a new

organ. Scientists and doctors have had success in printing the tiny bones of the ear, for

example. More complex organs like the heart will take some time and technology to


See and read about this at: https://www.discovery.com/science/doctors-and-



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