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In world first cases, NHS doctors have completed heart transplants in children with the organs brought back to life using a pioneering machine.
The technique has successfully expanded the donor pool and increased the number of transplants for eligible children in the UK by 50%. More from UK. The hearts were brought back to life using a machine called an organ care system.
“Jacob Simmonds, consultant cardiologist and transplant physician at Great Ormond Street Hospital, said:”With the DCD heart programme we have unlocked more opportunities for donation, essentially doubling the number of transplants done at GOSH in eligible patients weighing over 20kg. “It’s game-changing and work is already under way to make the technique suitable for our much younger and smaller patients.”