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A human organ is stored, between removal from one body and implantation in another, in an apparatus mounted on a wheeled cart. The apparatus has a pulsatile pump for pumping plasma, a heat exchanger connected to the outlet of the pump for cooling the plasma to about 4.degree. to 8.degree. C., and a perfusion chamber to which the cooled plasma is supplied. The perfusion chamber includes a support for the organ and means for connecting the organ to the pulsing flow of cold plasma. Venous effluent from the organ is collected and conducted by gravity to a membrane oxygenator, which returns oxygenated plasma to the pulsatile pump for recirculation through the organ.

Method and apparatus for preserving human organs extracorporeally
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
April 21, 1969
Publication Date
January 4, 1972
Truman Chester W
Belzer Folkert O
The Regents of the University of California
A61k 17/00
A01N 01/02
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