Doctors say the new American technology will make cross-border and long-distance organ transfer easy. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong doctors first in Asia to perform heart transplant using new preservation technology

  • The Organ Care System, invented in the US, protects the beating of a heart and keeps it supplied with blood during transfer for up to 10 hours
  • Dr Timmy Au of Queen Mary Hospital says the technology will allow more heart transplants as well as long-distance transfers of donor organs
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
Doctors say the new American technology will make cross-border and long-distance organ transfer easy. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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