If I ever needed a heart transplant, seeing a living, tell-tale heart before before my eyes would probably scare me to death. But TransMedic’s unique organ care system could prove to keep that heart fresher for longer until you need it.
Presently, you can only keep your heart or stolen kidneys on ice for up to six hours before they become irreparably damaged. Freezer burn sucks. TransMedic’s method hooks the donor organ into an electromechanical physiologic environment that keeps it alive for longer. This way, doctors can keep the organs for longer while they shop appropriate recipients. Pretty cool. [DVICE]