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Mar, 2016

University of Michigan Health System tests beating heart transplants

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“Heart in a box” may boost number of scarce donor organs ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Despite advances in organ transplantation, the way donor hearts are moved from hospital to hospital remains low-tech:  stored on ice and carried in a store-bought cooler. The University of Michigan Health System is testing a new high-tech heart box that circulates blood from the donor to the heart so that it continues throbbing while in…