Deep-freezing organs may eliminate wait list

07/28/2008 | Daily Mail (London), The

A solution called HBS-BZ has been used to deep-freeze an animal organ for three months before it was thawed and successfully transplanted. Previous attempts at freezing organs before transplantation have failed because the process damages cell structure. The solution -- a mix of amino acids, an antifreeze agent, stabilizing compounds and compounds that protect cells -- appears to keep the tissue and cell structure largely intact, according to recent research.

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