July 30th 2020

PAH, Brisbane, publish initial experience with metra

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, has published their initial experience using the metra to assess and transplant high-risk donor livers in the Journal Liver Transplantation. 

The team found the metra "enabled the safe use of ten high‐risk orphan donor livers with 100% six‐month patient and graft survival. NMP improved surgeon confidence to use orphan donor livers and has enabled a safe expansion of the donor pool".

The full publication "Assessment and transplantation of orphan donor livers - a "back-to-base" approach to normothermic machine perfusion" can be found here: https://aasldpubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/lt.25850.