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Success in the Nation's First "Breathing Lung" Transplant at UCLA

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The OSC LUNG machine offers a promising alternative to traditional organ preservation. For the past 30 years, the standard method has been to preserve organs in an icebox. The problem is that once the lungs are removed from the donor’s body, the tissue can quickly die.

With OCS, donated lungs are transported in a near lifelike state outside the body. The OSC machine simulates breathing and infuses the lungs with oxygen and red blood cells immediately after harvest from the donor.

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