Be­yond cold stor­age: Tech­nol­o­gy de­signed to keep or­gans warm, helps liv­er trans­plant pa­tients in key study

Since the 1960s, cold stor­age emerged as the pre­ferred method for or­gan preser­va­tion for trans­plan­ta­tion, but it didn’t tick all the box­es — lim­i­ta­tions such as the risk of ear­ly graft dys­func­tion still con­tribute to chron­ic com­pli­ca­tions. So an up­grade was in or­der. In­stead of flush­ing and pre­serv­ing the pro­cured or­gan at rough­ly freez­ing tem­per­a­tures, new tech­nol­o­gy ac­tu­al­ly keeps the or­gans warm and toasty for trans­plan­ta­tion in a bid to im­prove or­gan ac­ces­si­bil­i­ty and im­prove trans­plan­ta­tion out­comes.

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