A patch from a cow"s heart rebuilt my liver: Pioneering surgery sees British woman saved by bovine tissue

A patch from a cow's heart rebuilt my liver: Pioneering surgery sees British woman saved by bovine tickerMichelle Morgan-Grainger, 42, had been told her liver cancer was incurableShe was saved by xenotransplantation – animal organ donation The surgery saw tissue from a cow's heart used to re-build her liver | UPDATED: 22:28 GMT, 29 December 2012 Second chance: Michelle Morgan-Grainger was first told her cancer was incurable A British woman has become one of the first to benefit from pioneering surgery that uses tissue taken from a cow’s heart to rebuild the liver.

Father with 10 brain tumours refused cancer drug has 33,000 cost of treatment met by total stranger

Father with 10 brain tumours refused cancer drug has 33,000 treatment paid for by total stranger Property developer to pay for medication that South Tyneside Primary Care Trust said was too expensive'I never thought for one minute there would be people in the world as generous as this,' says patient's mother Enlarge New hope: Glen Cunningham, with partner Yasmin Malik and son Glen, can hardly believe that a total stranger has agreed to pay for him to receive a life-prolonging drug The family of a man with 10 brain tumours say their prayers have been answered after a generous stranger agreed to pay for a life-prolonging drug denied to him by the NHS.