Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney

Anthony Atala
Anthony Atala

According to surgeon Anthony Atala we are facing a major health crisis today in terms of a shortage of organs. As he indicates in his video on TED, we are living longer and, as we age, our organs tend to fail more. He then goes on to outline a number of strategies that are being developed to overcome this problem, including the 3D printing of human organs. He concludes his poresentation by introducing a former patient, who is living proof of just how well printed organs can really work.