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This idea is shamelessly derivatized from the linked idea.
As [Skewed] pointed out in an underpunctuated but
otherwise promising post, human foetuses or neonates
injected with pig stem cells would grow up to be
tolerant towards donor organs from clones of the original
is OK, but it runs the risk that, every time you
sunbathe, people are going to sniff and ask "can anyone
else smell bacon"?
Instead of using pig stem cells, just inject every newborn
with a cocktail of stem cells from as many humans as
possible. With a bit of luck, such children will grow up
being immune-tolerant to the entire human population.
As a result, they will be able to accept donated organs
from anyone, rather than hoping that the next wet-
weather motorcyclist is a match.
Standing on the shoulders of:
[MaxwellBuchanan, May 31 2014]
||Increases potential donor pools & as it doesnt
seem so much different from ordinary blood
transfusions or transplants should be easy to
to the public.
||You have to wait for someone to die to get your
organ so I think my idea still has legs.
||The real beauty of this for me is that
if accepted & in common practice it would
normalise the idea & make mine seem less
||The only downside is the lack of bacon.
||We're called long pig for a reason, namely that we
taste (& smell when cooking) just like it. :P
take a look at [MechE]s last few posts on my
thread, what do you think? If hes right it could be a
real problem for this idea.