Fox19—UC Health Performs First Cold Pump Liver Transplant

In this article from FOX19 NOW, meet the first liver transplant patient to receive a cold pump liver which was pumped on a LifePort® Liver Transporter during its clinical trial, PILOT. PILOT (Perfusion to Improve Liver Outcomes in Transplantation) is a prospective randomized multi-center oxygenated hypothermic machine perfusion study using the LifePort Liver Transporter (LLT) system with Vasosol as compared to static cold storage in orthotopic liver transplantation.

Russell Stevens said he feels amazing and it’s like he’s 25 again. The procedure was so successful, it cut his hospital stay in half. “Hi! My name’s Russ. I had a liver transplant,” a smiling Stevens told FOX19 NOW in a video he sent. ”Now I’m feeling great!”

FOX19 NOW is a local television station serving the greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Tri-State area.

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