Ground-breaking study tests whether rejected livers can be made viable for transplantation

A ground-breaking study is underway at the University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to establish if livers that have been rejected for transplantation can be made viable by using a liver perfusion machine.

Scientists are hopeful that machine perfusion could be a major breakthrough that would save more lives and reduce liver transplant waiting lists by increasing the number of available viable organs for transplantation.

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