In an article by the Columbus Business First we read that a local Ohio air carrier has successfully transported a kidney allograft to a patient in California. The device used to preserve the kidney en route was the LifePort Kidney Transporter by Organ Recovery Systems of Chicago. The company describes its product:
First in the new class is the LifePort® Kidney Transporter.
Innovative, durable, and exceptionally portable, the LifePort® Kidney Transporter offers a new tool for assessing and treating traditional, expanded criteria, and nonheartbeating donor kidneys.
— Perfuses from the time of donation to the time of transplantation
— Simplifies connections with customized, disposable cannulas and tube sets
— Operates with ease using digital one-touch keypads
— Ensures stability, and protection during transit
— Captures and displays key organ performance data in real time
LifePort® represents the new state-of-the-art in hypothermic organ perfusion, and a new standard of care for transplantable kidneys. And this is only the beginning.
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