Researchers Develop “Supercool” Organ Preservation Technique to Give Clinicians and Recipients More Time for Transplants
For the first time, researchers successfully “supercooled” a human liver and returned it back to normal body temperatures without any ice injury. Using this supercooling preservation method, the research team, led by Reinier de Vries, MD, were able to triple the shelf-life of human livers from about nine hours to 27 hours.
Check out this video detailing how researchers at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital are working to improve the methods used to preserve and support livers outside the body in order to increase the number of viable livers that are available for transplant. (Source: https://player.vimeo.com/)