FDA OKs new device for preserving donated lungs

08/12/2014 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

The FDA has approved the use of the XVIVO Perfusion System, a new device that preserves donated lungs for up to four hours as physicians assess whether the organ can be used for transplant. The device could allow for more successful lung transplants in patients with life-threatening respiratory conditions, the FDA said.

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