Amazing! ”Dead Hearts” Successfully Transplanted – Was Never Done Before

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Two Australian patients had hearts transplanted into their bodies – they had been dead for over 20 minutes. This became possible due to a new method of preservation. The capability to save hearts after they have stopped beating is a break through, which will stretch the amount of organs available, hopefully catering the needs 30% of those on the transplant wait list. The research was a team-effort by Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital, with Professor Bob Graham leading the team.

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