‘Liver in a Box’ could change organ transplant process

‘Liver in a Box’ could change organ transplant process


THERE IS A HIGH-TECH ALTERNATIVES THAT COULD SAVE MORE LIVES.>>THEY ARE COUNTING ON MANY MORE BUT EARLIER THIS YEAR’S FUTURE LOOKED BLEAK.>>I WAS PRETTY CLOSE TO TAKING OUT OF HERE.>>IT LEAD TO CIRRHOSIS AND LIVER CANCER.>>AHEAD THREE TURNOVERS — I HAD THREE TUMORS IN MY LIVER.>>DR. JAMES MARKMAN PERFORMED THE TRANSPLANT. MARIA: HOW THEY PREPPED THE ARGAN — ORGAN COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE TRANSPLANT INDUSTRY.>>IT IS A MAJOR ADVANCE. MARIA: THE DEVICE IS MADE BY TRANSMITTING — TRANSMEDIC. IT ALLOWED SURGEONS TO MONITOR ITS QUALITY.>>WE TRY TO KEEP IT IN THE BODY SO WE GIVE IT OXYGEN AND BLOOD IN ITS TRUE AND — AND NUTRIENTS. KEEPING IT ON THE PUMP MAY IMPROVE THE ORGAN BEFORE WE PUT IT IN. MARIA: HE WAS THE THIRD LOCAL PATIENT WHOSE TRANSPLANT INVOLVED THE BOX. ALL THREE ARE DOING WELL.>>WE WILL NOT KNOW UNTIL MANY MORE OF THESE ARE DONE HOW GREAT A BENEFIT THERE IS. THIS IS THE PROBABLY BIGGEST INNOVATIVE STEP IN MANY YEARS.>>IT WOULD NOT BE HERE WERE NOT FOR THE GENEROSITY OF THE DONOR’S FAMILY. MARIA: THE INVENTION COULD HELP WITH ORGAN SHORTAGES AND LONG WAITING LISTS. DOCTORS — LIVER IN A BOX TAKES OUT THAT UNCERTAINTY. IT KEEPS THE LIVER FUNCTIONING

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