Can pigs check the organ donor box on their driver’s license?
U.S. surgeons transplanted a pig kidney into a human person. And it worked! Did all the things human kidneys are supposed to do! (The pig kidney was transplanted into a brain-dead organ donor whose family agreed.)
While the wide use of this kind of transplant is still a long way out–the work has yet to be peer-reviewed and published–pigs could be a solution to donor shortages.
Of course, ethics. But that’s not a surgeon’s job. Their job is to figure out if we can. Then we move to whether we should.