The Miracle of Organ Donation — And a Breakthrough for the Future
Abbas Ardehali - TED Immigrant Diaspora
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March 18, 2024

Organ transplants save lives, but they come with challenges: every minute a healthy donated organ is on ice increases risk. And even if things go perfectly, rejection of the organ is still possible.

Cardiothoracic surgeon Abbas Ardehali introduces cutting-edge medical advances in machine perfusion — a portable platform that keeps organs alive outside of the body — that could help put time back on the patient's side.

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Abbas Ardehali investigates how to keep human hearts and lungs alive outside the body before they are transplanted.

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