The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

10: Prospective multi-center European trial to evaluate the safety and performance of the Organ Care System for heart transplants (PROTECT)

      Purpose: To demonstrate the performance and safety of the Organ Care System (OCS) for donor heart preservation and transportation. OCS is a portable organ perfusion and monitoring system intended to preserve a donated heart in near-physiologic functioning state during transport for the eventual transplantation into a recipient. OCS maintains organ viability by continuously perfusing the donated heart with warm, oxygenated donor’s blood, supplemented with a maintenance solution.
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