The Organ Transplant is a gross and creepy story about a team of doctors and medical scientists who develop a new way to harvest organs from pigs and use them to cure humans with fatal diseases.
In the year 2045, scientists made a breakthrough in the field of organ transplant. Before then, all transplants of animal organs to humans had failed miserably. Scientists had tried transplanting the hearts of pigs into human beings, but the organs were not compatible. However, one medical team decided to use a different process during a trial operation and had an unexpected success.
The first trial operation was performed on a 60-year old man who was suffering from cancer. He was thin and withered, almost skeletal, and could no longer digest food. Doctors told him that he had less than a month to live. The man volunteered for the daring new procedure because his days were numbered and he had nothing to lose.
Surgeons removed almost all of his internal organs and replaced them with those of a pig. The operation was a resounding success. Within a week, the man was eating several meals a day. Within two weeks, he had returned to his normal weight. In fact, the patient’s recovery went so well that he was released from hospital and allowed to return home. Doctors arranged to visit him once a week to monitor his progress.
However, on their first visit, the doctors were shocked by what they found. His kitchen was completely empty and the cupboards were bare. The man had sold his fridge and oven. When they questoned him, the patient finally admitted that he had grown tired of normal food. Instead, he went out at night and ate from garbage cans. He liked nothing better than to root through the rubbish and gorge himself on the putrid meat, rotten fruit, mouldy cheese and decomposing vegetables that he found.
The doctors conducted a series of tests on their odd patient and were surprised to find that he was in extremely good health. In fact, he was stronger and fitter than he had ever been in his life. Because of the extraordinary success of the procedure, it was decided that all cancer patients would be treated using a full pig to human organ transplant.
This led to a revolution in healthcare. People no longer had to die from cancer. Instead, they thrived with the new pig organs beating within their bodies.
Politicians began to wonder if the new organ transplant procedures could be used on healthy humans as well. Poor people often couldn’t afford to buy food. If all of the poor people in the country had their internal organs replaced by pig organs, they could dine on garbage for free. Malnutrition would be a thing of the past.
In due course, poor people were given the operation. Pretty soon, it proved so popular that it caught on among young people too. Everyone wanted to jump on the bandwagon and as time went on, thousands of people had their organs traansplanted by those of pigs.
People were no longer ashamed of eating garbage. Restaurants had to close down due to lack of customers. A dietary revolution was sweeping through society. Garbage became valuable and people began selling it for higher prices. Soon, garbage became a delicacy that only the rich could afford. Poor people had to resort to eating grass and could often be seen on their hands and knees in public parks and fields, grazing contentedly.
However, nobody seemed to notice that the number of stray cats and dogs in the cities began to drop drastically. Then old people began vanishing without a trace. Mothers who had turned away momentarily were finding their baby carriages empty. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to work out what was happening. The organ transplant patients had become cannibals.
The government reacted swiftly. In a matter of days, the army was called in to deal with the grisly problem. They arrested anyone who had received the organ transplant. The patients were rounded up and sent to camps on the outskirts of the cities. No provisions were made for food in any of the camps.
The story was the same in every camp. First, the patients resorted to eating their own clothes. Then, the weak, sick and infirm gradually disappeared. Then the rest of the women, followed by the men. All of them were killed and eaten by the stronger patients. It was survival of the fittest.
By the end of the month, there was only one patient left in the camp. After murdering and devouring all of his fellow prisoners, he went for seven days without a morsel of food. He begged the guards to give him something to eat, but they refused. They were under strict orders not to feed the patients.
Days later, he began eating his own toes. Desperate and screaming with hunger, he chowed down on his legs. Then he sliced off his own ears and nose and gobbled them down as the guards watched in horror. After 30 hours of incessant screaming and crying, he choked to death while trying to consume his own arms.
Pig to human organ transplants were never performed again and the procedure was outlawed.