NIH-funded researchers extend liver preservation for transplantation - EurekAlert (press release) | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources |

Reported online via EurekAlert is the news that NIH-funded researchers in the United States may have developed a new method for extending liver preservation for transplantation.


Transplants of skin, kidneys, hearts, lungs, corneas, and livers have become commonplace but due to a shortage of donor organs not all potential transplant recipients will receive a transplant in time.


Rat livers where able to be preserved for an extended period of time using a new super cooling method which is described in more detail in the report(click on banner headline).


For a more detailed report click on the following link to the NIH press release-