VitroLife XVIVO: Organ Transplant Preserver


While attending TEDmed2010 I had the amazing opportunity to touch and feel a living breathing lung! Watch the video above and wait for it to breath in! The machine (Vitrolife) keeping this lung alive has been used to save 30+ human lives in keeping organs alive while patients prepare allowing a much longer timespan from donation to transplantation. It’s quite amazing to touch and a life changing experience to realize how precious our bodies are. These lungs are incredibly soft, almost like a soft, warm, living gel… actually very much like a piece of fat.

This lung in particular is a pigs lung, but I’ll include a video of a human lung after the jump. Also I’ll share a picture of Martha Stewart taking a picture of this very lung I touched and the picture she tweeted out in her experience.

Human lung video after the jump, and matha stewart images:

Martha Stewart tweeting the lung she touched at TEDmed!

The image Martha Stewart tweeted!

Video of a real human lung. Much larger!

One Response to “VitroLife XVIVO: Organ Transplant Preserver”

  1. DesignVerb! – TEDMED 2010: Shaf Keshavjee Says:

    […] in October I posted about an amazing experience in touching a living lung during TEDmed2010. Well, now the talk about the Vitro machine that helps keep these organs alive for transplants is […]

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