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BREATHING ROOM

New method for organ preservation gives gift of time to surgeons

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Monday, July 14, 2014
Successful organ transplantation starts with a race against time. When a donor organ becomes available, the current way to keep it going long enough for it to reach its lucky next owner is quite simple. It is flushed with a solution that was developed at the University of Wisconsin – hence its name, UW solution – and put on ice.

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