UNOS Insights – The Hypothermic Option

In this UNOS Insights article, learn how Organ Recovery Systems started, what we’ve done, and where we’re going.

A company focused on organ preservation products and services, Organ Recovery Systems was formed to develop the interventional hypothermia-inspired organ transporter concept. In the early 2000s the company’s LifePort Kidney Transporter, a transportable device for hypothermic machine perfusion, or HMP, gained Food and Drug Administration approval. Unlike normothermic preservation, which preserves organs at normal physiological temperatures, or static cold storage, which chills organs in a preservation solution in an ice box, hypothermic machine perfusion pumps a preservation solution continuously through the organ at temperatures between 1 and 10 degrees Celsius.

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the private, non-profit organization that manages the organ transplant system in the United States under contract with the federal government.

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