UMBC and Johns Hopkins lead effort to extend viability of organs and body parts for transplant

When someone’s body parts are donated, it’s a life-or-death race against the clock as hearts, lungs, livers and hands rapidly deteriorate outside the body. A trio of engineering and transplant experts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Johns Hopkins University are leading an effort to extend that time and possibly transform the science of transplantation. “When you take organs from a natural environment to a man-made one, survival time is short,” said Gymama Slaughter, a computer science and electrical engineering associate professor at UMBC. “What if we could buy time to save someone’s life?” (Balt. Sun)

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