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More people could benefit from liver transplants, says NICE

A new procedure that could double the length of time that donated livers can be kept before transplantation has been hailed as an “exciting development” by NICE.

A perfusion machine can keep the donated liver viable for transplantation for longer. The machine reduces the rate of tissue deterioration that occurs after the liver has been removed from the donor and extends how long the liver can be stored before transplantation. More…