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A trial that could dramatically increase the number of donor lungs

An out-of-body experience in transplants aims to double number of donor lungs

2/13/2012

AURORA, Colo. - In addition to being Valentine’s Day, Tuesday is National Donor Day. A clinical trial at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) may increase the number of lungs available for donation.  

It’s called ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP). An oxygenated fluid is circulated through the donor lung to better identify lungs suitable for donation. 

Click here to view the complete story from the UCH Insider (PDF).

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