Preserving Donor Livers: The New Way

July 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
More than 100-thousand people need a life-saving organ transplant in the United States. Last year alone, more than six-thousand patients died while waiting for a transplant. Preserving organs on ice prior to transplantation has been the standard for 20 years. But now doctors have created a new technique that could help save more organs and more lives.