Keeping Hearts and Lungs Alive for Transplant
Heart and Lung transplants use to require transporting the
donor organs on ice in coolers to the patient.
Now new technology keeps the organs alive and pumping or breathing while
they are being transported. Called the
Organ Care System, the organs have oxygen and blood moving through them as they
are being transported. This allows them
to stay healthier for transport. Thanks
NPR for the info!
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