Transplant of cadaver liver “kept alive” outside body

According to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Surgery, physicians have transplanted a cadaver liver that was “kept alive” outside the body and tested for function for 24 hours before it was transplanted. According to the UAB website: “UAB’s School of Medicine and UAB Hospital have joined 14 other transplant centers in the United States in this study. Research efforts like this clinical trial have focused on overcoming the limitations of cold storage, which is the current universal standard for organ preservation, with a move toward normothermic machine perfusion.”  Read more at: http://www.uab.edu/news/innovation/item/8226

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