#OSUCOM researchers are the first in central Ohio to test a ground-breaking method to help assess and preserve donated livers prior to...

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#OSUCOM researchers are the first in central Ohio to test a ground-breaking method to help assess and preserve donated livers prior to transplantation. Once a liver is acquired, it’s placed inside a clear plastic box and attached to tubes that provide an optimal environment for preservation. A team of experts monitor the liver to make sure it is performing properly, testing key indicators of functionality. If the liver performs well over a specific amount of time - about three to six hours - it is then removed from the special box and transplanted into the patient as quickly as possible. More details: http://go.osu.edu/CwsG

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#OSUCOM researchers are the first in central Ohio to test a ground-breaking method to help assess and preserve donated livers prior to transplantation. Once a liver is acquired, it’s placed inside a clear plastic box and attached to tubes that provide an optimal environment for preservation. A team of experts monitor the liver to make sure it is performing properly, testing key indicators of functionality. If the liver performs well over a specific amount of time - about three to six hours - it is then removed from the special box and transplanted into the patient as quickly as possible. More details: http://go.osu.edu/CwsG

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Content type: Facebook Page
Published: Wednesday, May. 01 2019, 7:01pm
Imported: Wednesday, May. 01 2019, 7:28pm
Channel: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Entity: College of Medicine

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