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Organ Care System: treatment under extreme conditions

Interview with Professor Axel Haverich, Director of the Department for Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School

05/08/2018

Image: smiling man with glasses and doctor's gown over shirt and tie - Prof. Axel Haverich; Copyright: Junge 2015

Professor Axel Haverich, Director of the Department for Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery at Hannover Medical School

Image: two men in the laboratory next to the Organ Care System with a pig's lung inside; Copyright: Kaiser/MHH

Prof. Haverich and his team have succeeded for the first time in treating pneumonia caused by multi-resistant germs outside the body – with the help of an Organ Care System.

Image: Heart in the OCS; Copyright: Junge/HTTG

In addition to the lungs, other organs such as the heart should also be treated in the Organ Care System in the future.

Image: Elena Blume; Copyright: C. Schmitt