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How They Keep a Human Heart Beating Before Transplant

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The Revelation

photo of cardiologist

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The OCS was the invention of Dr. Waleed Hassanein who says he trained for over ten years to be a cardiologist only to be disappointed by the fact that the heart is just stuffed into a plastic bag in some ice.

Getting off the Ground

close up of human heart

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Using the system requires additional training for doctors, who are are using pig’s hearts to practice on. If more facilities use the Organ Care System, more lives will be saved.

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