Agatha Haines

Circumventive Organs

With the introduction of bioprinting the possibility of new organs is becoming a reality. The ability to replicate and print cells in complex structures could mean different cells with various functions could be put together in new ways to create new organs that would take millions of years to evolve naturally. Frankenstein-esque hybrid organs could then be put together using cells from different body parts or even different species.

‘Circumventive Organs’ are back-up organs designed to kick-start the body and prevent death. Each organ is designed for a small demographic of people prone to a specific disorder. Such as an organ that can thin your blood if there is a chance of having a stroke, an organ that defibrillates your heart if a heart attack occurs and an organ that can remove life threatening mucus from a cycstic fibrosis sufferer.