Approximately 18 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant, but someday 3D printing may change all that. Researchers have been successfully growing new skin and creating bladders for some time. They are now having success printing and growing tissue for kidneys, livers, bone, muscle, blood vessels and lungs.
Anthony Atala demonstrated printing a human kidney structure in a 2011 Ted talk. Researchers from Sydney and Harvard universities have used 3D bio-printing for capillaries. Organovo in San Diego is working on growing new livers. See more . . .