Artificial blood

1988/12/01 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria

Organ transplantation is like a race against time. The heart, after exhumation of the corpse, remains only four hours in good condition for reuse.

The length of the kidney is slightly longer, twenty hours. The search for a method that ensures the duration of the organs seems inevitable.

American researchers have just proposed a method. The new method is to replace blood circulating through forests with artificial blood. This artificial blood cleans metabolites and residues and ensures the oxygenation of the organs. In addition, the vital functions of the organ are measured continuously. The acidity of the medium, glucose and potassium concentrations and oxygen and CO 2 contents are continuously regulated.

By this method the duration of hearts has been prolonged 24 hours.

According to the researchers, this method can also be applied to other organs.

In the opinion of others, we can attend the world organ fair. The heart extracted in the USA can be used in Europe.

Gai honi buruzko eduki gehiago

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