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Is Artificial Intelligence The New Logistics Technology For Organ Transportation?

In the United States, an estimated 114,000 people were waiting for organ transplants, and only 30% of those got their organs on time in 2019. According to Kaiser Health News and Reveal from the Center of Investigative Reporting, nearly 170 organs could not be transplanted. Almost 370 endured near misses with delays of two hours or more because of transportation problems. … Read More 

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute: 4 Heart Transplants in 3 Days

The evening of Monday, May 6, Maria E. Rodrigo, MD, got the call: A heart was available for a desperately sick patient. Out of another person’s tragedy, someone, somewhere would receive the gift of life. It all depended upon who was the sickest of the sick at the moment. And that someone turned out to be at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. … Read More 

Special Ops approach to transplants boosts patient outcomes, lowers cost

ORLANDO, Fla., April 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – An approach to organ recovery based on military-style Special Ops teams leads to better outcomes for both patients and hospitals, according to a far-reaching study of more than 1,000 heart and lung transplants in the United States. The research was presented today at the 39th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation by Hassan Tetteh, MD. … Read More 

STAR Teams Presentation at ISLHT 2019

Watch Dr. Hassan Tetteh’s presentation, Innovation in Heart and Lung Organ Recovery, at the ISHLT 2019 Annual Meeting. … Read More