Tag Archives: lifesaving

Life-saving device keeps donor livers functioning outside the body

Breakthrough device that can keep donor livers functioning outside the body for 24 hours will revolutionise transplant surgery, experts say OrganOx metra mimics the internal environment of the human body Constantly streams warm, oxygen-rich blood at pressures that occur in the body  Technology doubles the time livers can be preserved prior to transplantation  By Alexandra Thompson… Read More »

‘Beyond exciting’: New peanut allergy drug shows ‘lifesaving’ potential

Ever since a bite-size peanut butter cracker made him sputter and cough and break out in hives when he was a toddler, Carter Grodi has been under doctors’ orders to stay away from peanuts. He brought his own cupcake to school birthday parties, learned to read food labels, and turned 15 without ever tasting a… Read More »