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Donor lungs ‘breathing’ outside the body before transplants

Manufacturing Group | February 17, 2014

Organ Care System allows transplants without freezing the organs; put in the device and ‘revived to a warm, breathing state.’

The Organ Care System, developed by TransMedics and used by UCLA surgeons, lets doctors transport organs from the donor to the patient without freezing them; instead, lungs are put in the device and revived to a warm, breathing state.

Revolutionary technology from medical device company TransMedics may mean the end of putting organs on ice.

Read the full story by Victoria Taylor or the New York Daily News by clicking here.

Source: New York Daily News

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