Surgeons report success with Organ Care System

03/14/2013 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Surgeons at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital said they have succeeded in using the Organ Care System, an organ preservation machine that allows donated lungs to be at normal body temperature hours prior to transplantation. This achievement is being touted as the first on the East Coast. UPMC is looking to enroll 10 patients in a clinical trial of the device, which works by providing donor organs with oxygen, blood and a special treatment solution while awaiting transplant.

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