Organ Transplantation: The Role of Preservation

  • Geoffrey Collins
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 147)


The perspective which I am able to bring to this conference is that of a clinical transplant surgeon with a longstanding interest in organ preservation. I would like, therefore, to review with you the present state of the art of organ transplantation with reference to the role of organ preservation and in particular whole organ freezing.


Organ Transplantation Organ Preservation Organ Perfusion Slow Freezing Cryoprotective Agent 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoffrey Collins
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  1. 1.Pacific Presbyterian Medical CenterSan FranciscoUSA

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