Donor organs: Solving the shortage with technology

Donor organs: Solving the shortage with technology


Increasing availability of organs for transplantation or replacing their function

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Dialysis is the oldest example for technology that replaces organ function.

Organ donor shortage makes technology indispensable

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Many cardiac support systems are driven by a unit outside the body. The connection to the pump leads through the skin.

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