• Hidden Beach…
  • R2D2 Trash Can…
  • Nature could have been much funnier if evolution had gone differently…
  • Music changes everything…
  • Annoying Jesus strikes again…
  • How the media manipulates your viewpoint
  • Mental vertigo
  • How to escape the police
  • The perfect wine glass
  • All grown up
  • Soap dispenser
  • Meanwhile in Dubai…

24 February, 2014 in Funny Gifs, Images | Comment

funny-gif-organs-transport-heart

Currently, coolers are used to transport organs for transplantation. The problem is that the cooler only slows down the organs deterioration since blood containing nutrients and oxygen stops being supplied to it. Because of this doctors have a short window of time (5 to 10 hours for lungs and 4 to 6 hours for hearts) to remove and transplant the organ. Because of this organs go wasted because they’re simply too far away from the people who need them. TransMedics is developing the Organ Care System (lung in a box) that keeps the organ “breathing” and supplied with blood. It’s currently still being studied by has successfully been part of 12 lung transplants.

funny-gif-organs-transport-heart-box