Worlds first warm revived liver transplanted in Birmingham
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham has reported their breaking news about the first transplanted revived liver on August 26th 2014. BBC News reported the news [BBC coverage] as well as ITV News [ITV coverage] on their channels and can be reviewed online.
Surgeons at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) achieved a world first when they transplanted a resuscitated liver that would have previously been considered unviable. The transplant team successfully revived the liver by pumping oxygenated blood through it after a journey of more than 200 miles inside an ice box. The organ had taken seven hours to arrive in Birmingham, a delay which would have significantly increased the risk of graft failure if the transplant was carried out in the conventional way.
However, after being resuscitated using the “warm blood” machine, the surgical team at QEHB, which carries out nearly 200