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Jan 2019

‘Game changing’ liver transplant storage procedure given NICE approval

A new liver transplant storage procedure has been approved for use on the NHS and hailed a ‘game changer’. The new perfusion machines store donated livers at body temperature, slowing down the deterioration of the organ, meaning the number of livers safely used for transplantation can be increased. Donor livers are typically stored on ice,…

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Aug 2018

New drug treatment may make liver transplants unnecessary

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have found a potential treatment for sudden liver failure, which could cut the need for transplants. The new treatment is a drug currently used to treat cancer that restores the regenerative potential. The team involved in the research have said that although the work is at an early stage,…

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