Transplanted frozen liver raises hopes of organ 'bank'

2019-03-01 12:17:03

By Andy Coghlan A “BANK” of donated organs ready for use is one step closer thanks to the successful freezing, thawing and transplantation of a pig’s liver. If human livers, which are about the same size, can survive this process, more people in need of transplants could receive them. The vast majority of donated livers find a home. But they deteriorate rapidly without a blood supply, becoming useless between 12 and 24 hours later, so getting them to recipients on time is a logistical nightmare. Amir Arav,