Also, are autologous organ transplants possible?
Let’s say we have a happily-married couple, crazily in love with each other. We’ll call them Art and Gwen. They’ve been living in connubial bliss for a few years, and together they’ve decided to gift the world with the fruit of their loins. Tragically, Art is in a serious mishap that mortally wounds him. Gwen is given the bad news while sitting in the hospital chapel (with Art’s best friend Lance at her side to provide comfort and support), and is asked if she wishes to donate Art’s organs so that others may live.
But Gwen, in her grief, can only focus on one thing: her dreams of bearing Art’s child(ren) have been snatched away by the cold, unfeeling hand of Fate. Then Lance steps up, and makes the following offer to Gwen: if Art’s doctor (whose name is Merle, for some reason) will only* remove and store his (Lance’s) testicles, and transplant Art’s testicles in their place, then he (Lance) will do his level best to get Gwen pregnant with Art’s child. It doesn’t even have to be a carnal conception — Lance is perfectly happy to donate Art’s specimens for IVF; he was just that good a friend. And after Lance has done his final favor to his old pal, and Gwen has borne Art’s baby, Lance will return to Dr. Merle and have his original testicles reinstalled and maybe start a family of his own someday.
Is any of this even remotely possible?
*I realize that this sentence stresses the word “only” to its breaking point, and I beg y’all’s indulgence.