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Cause of David Bennett’s Death, Bio, Nationality, Heart Surgery, Wife

Cause of David Bennett’s Death, Bio, Nationality, Heart Surgery, Wife

Facts of David Bennett

Full Name: David Bennett
Death Date: March 8, 2022
Gender: Male
Country: United States
Horoscope: N/A
Birth PlaceMaryland
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
ReligionChristianity
KidsDavid Bennett Jr.
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American man Late David Bennett came into the spotlight after becoming the first patient to undergo xenotransplantation of a genetically modified pig heart. 

Where was David Bennett born?

David Bennett was born in the year 1964 in Maryland of United States of America. During his death, he was 57 years old. David had two beautiful sisters, two children, and five grandchildren. Moreover, he also had a dog named Lucky. The name of his son is David Bennett Jr.

David Bennett with his family family
Caption: David Bennett with his family (Photo: Medschool)

He held American citizenship and used to belong to white ethnic background.  Likewise, he used to have faith and believe in the Christian religion.

How much did David Bennett use to earn?

When David was alive he used to earn a hefty amount of money for himself and his family members. Probably, he might involve in some sort of career during his lifetime. In addition, he was very happy with his profession and was living a luxurious life in the United States.

When did David Bennett do his heart transplant?

In the year 2022 on January 7, Bennett’s heart was replaced with a genetically modified pig’s heart. The cardiothoracic surgeon Bartley Griffith at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland did the heart transplant. David was suffering from heart failure and pumping issues with a regular heartbeat. the Food and Drug Administration gave the emergency authorization for the surgery under benevolent-use criteria in a last-ditch action to treat end-stage heart illness.

Surgical Team transplanting heart to David Bennett
Caption: Surgical Team transplanting heart to David Bennett (Photo: The Week)

The procedure in the transplant was the first heart to be taken from a genetically modified pig.  A modification was done to prevent the heart from reacting to growth hormones. So that heart of the pig will remain the size of the human heart after the transplant. Besides doing this transplant Bennett do not have any other choice because he was having his heart going worse day by day. Before the surgery, David said that :

“It was either die or do this transplant. I want to live. I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last choice.”

After David’s surgery, his son  thanked all the surgeons by saying:

“We are profoundly grateful for the life-extending opportunity provided to my father, David Bennett Sr. by Dr. Grififth, Dr. Mohiuddin, Dr. Alison Grazioli, and the stellar team at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Medical Center.”

Did David Bennett go to prison?

In the April of the year 1988, David got sentenced to prison for stabbing a 22-year-old man Edward Shumaker on his back several times. David became jealous after her wife sat on the lap of 22 -year old boy. After the stabbing Edward became paralyzed and he lived 19 years of his life in the wheelchair. David stayed in the prison for 10 years after stabbing the boy and he served as 6. In the year 2007, Edward died after suffering from a stroke for 2 years.

When did David Bennett die?

On March 8 of 2022, David died at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 57 years old when he died. After 2 months of his heart transplant, he took his last breath. After his transplant, he was spending a happy time with his family. Before some days of his death, his health began to get worsened.

David Bennett after his heart transplant
Caption: David Bennett after his heart transplant (Photo: NDTV)

Bartley P. Griffith, MD, who did the surgery of transplant said that :

“We are devastated by the loss of Mr. Bennett. He proved to be a brave and noble patient who fought all the way to the end. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family”