Scientists restored the damaged donor lung of a pig and kept it alive for 36 hours. This is a record!

Organ transplantation is a very laborious and complex process, but in the case of a lung it becomes even more difficult.

Even minor organ damage can causeto the fact that it will become unsuitable for transplantation. According to scientists, more than 80% of donor lung cannot be transplanted to the recipient for precisely this reason.

Researchers have developed a new wayrehabilitation of damaged lungs to such an extent that they can then be transplanted. In experiments with pigs, the team removed a lung from one animal, damaged it with gastric material, and then proceeded to recover it.

Scientists have connected the donor lungs toanimal recipient to his blood flowed through the damaged tissue and returned to the body. Using this technique, the researchers managed to keep the lungs alive, they breathed outside the body for 36 hours.

Previously, scientists from the University of Maryland for the first time successfully delivered a kidney for transplant using a drone. Immediately after the transportation of the organ, it was transplanted to the recipient.