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Researchers confirm successful rehabilitation and recovery of human donor lungs previously deemed unfit for transplant

A cross-disciplinary team of surgeons and bioengineers from Vanderbilt University, Columbia University, Stanford University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, and Xylyx Bio collaborated to develop a new technique called ‘xenogeneic cross-circulation’, which involves temporarily connecting a human donor lung to a live pig to support and resuscitate the human organ outside the body.

The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation recently published the peer-reviewed manuscript. The results showed the potential pf the technique to increase the number of organs available for transplant.

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