‘A new beginning’: US man who received pig kidney transplant returns home

Richard Slayman was discharged from Massachusetts hospital on Wednesday after pioneering surgery

The Massachusetts man who received the world’s first transplant of a genetically modified pig kidney has returned home less than three weeks after the pioneering surgery, and says he feels just fine.

Richard Slayman, who had been diagnosed with end-stage renal disease, was discharged from Boston’s Massachusetts general hospital on Wednesday, and thanked doctors who performed the four-hour operation on 16 March.

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