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A lifesaving treatment

The world´s first successful lung transplantation was performed in Toronto in 1983 by Dr Joel Cooper and his team. Today lung transplantation is a lifesaving operation for patients suffering from end-stage lung diseases.

Even though there have been significant advances since the first transplant there are still major problems to be solved. The demand for acceptable lungs has risen constantly over the years yet the supply of acceptable donor organs has remained almost unchanged.

New methods to increase number of usable organs

As a consequence, lung centers around the world are intensively seeking new options to increase the availability of acceptable donor organs, including the use of lungs from older donors, lungs donated after cardiac death (DCD) and other sub-optimal /marginal lungs currently rejected for use. The function of most of these marginal lungs can now be assessed by the normothermic ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) technique referred to above, thus further expanding the pool of acceptable donor lungs.

The first lung to be successfully transplanted after EVLP was in Sweden in 2001 (Steen S et al, 2001). Since then more than 350 transplantations have been performed after EVLP worldwide and the number is rapidly increasing.

Inhale, Exhale

Increasing awareness of donation

We are proud of being able to contribute to the important work performed by transplant teams world-wide.

The music video “Inhale, Exhale” highlights the highly important issue of organ donation and was produced exclusively for XVIVO Perfusion AB.

Please feel free to share the link and help spread the word on organ donation!

Inhale, Exhale

Increasing awareness of donation

We are proud of being able to contribute to the important work performed by transplant teams world-wide.

The music video “Inhale, Exhale” highlights the highly important issue of organ donation and was produced exclusively for XVIVO Perfusion AB.

Please feel free to share the link and help spread the word on organ donation!