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Liver Kept 'Alive' Outside Body For First Time

  • Aired: 1/20/2013
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A liver kept functioning outside of the body for the first time ever. Medical scientists can keep a functioning human liver alive outside of the body for up to 24 hours before being transplanted. Using a new machine, doctors from Oxford say that the number of livers available to be transplanted to patients could double with the advent of the new technology created by Team Consulting working together with the Oxford business OrganOx Ltd. Before being transplanted, livers are usually kept on ice

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