Healthy Living: Forget the Freezer
More than 50 years ago, a surgeon performed the first liver transplant.
The surgeon’s first five patients died within five days.
Today, 8,000 transplants are performed each year, and the five-year survival rate is 75%.
While the transplant technique has improved, the way livers and other organs travel from donor to recipient hasn’t.
Usually, organs make the trip from hospital to hospital packed in a cooler filled with ice.
Courtney Doyle explains how technology is changing all that in Healthy Living.