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'Organ Care System' medical device, allows lungs to 'breathe' outside body before transplant

from Medical Daily

Imagine a lung that continues breathing outside of the body before being transplanted. The medical device company known as TransMedics has developed an experimental machine called the Organ Care System, which allows doctors to keep lungs "breathing" while they are on their way from the donor's body to the recipient's. Currently, when organs are in between transplants, they are typically boxed and placed on ice in a cooler of sorts. more


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