Transplant Advances: Ice-Free Preservation – A Potential New Standard?

In the early days of my blog, I mentioned the warm perfusion preservation technique, ex-vivo.  Yet, this advance & the technology is not available to all patients & all centers just yet.  Also, not all organs can ideally be preserved via a warm perfusion method. Others actually benefit from what’s called cold perfusion, or essentially to “be on ice”.  Which was typically the way all organs were preserved up until ex-vivo technology came to be a reality or looked at as a possible option.  Continue reading