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PostSubject: 'Lung In A Box' Keeps Organs Breathing Before Transplants   Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:15 pm

The company TransMedics in Andover has developed an experimental device that keeps hearts and lungs alive while they're transported from the donor to the recipient.

It's essentially a "lung in a box," says transplant surgeon Abbas Ardehali in a video for the University of California, Los Angeles.

Known as the Organ Care System, the device circulates blood through the lungs and pumps oxygen through the lobes. So the lungs can breathe outside the body.

The machine isn't yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the U.S. But eight hospitals around the country are testing it out in a clinical trial.


http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/02/07/273174533/lung-in-a-box-keeps-organs-breathing-before-transplants

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