Organ Preservation, Transportation, and Sharing

  • John Heil
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)

Abstract

With the development of transplantation techniques it soon became evident that a practical and reproducible method of in vitro organ preservation was needed. Effective preservation would enable a surgical team to travel to distant centers to recover organs without transferring an unstable brain-dead donor. Preservation would also allow enough time for more precise tissue typing and crossmatching tests to be done. Today, effective preservation techniques make national and international sharing of organs possible.

Keywords

Magnesium Ischemia Albumin Europe Dopamine 

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