The St Vincent’s Hospital Heart Lung Transplant Unit has carried out the world’s first distant procurement of hearts donated after circulatory death (DCD). The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital jointly developed a special preservation solution and ex vivo “Organ Care System” to facilitate the housing, resuscitation and transport of donor hearts. The Organ Care System involves the Transplant retrieval team connecting the donor heart to a sterile circuit where it is kept beating and warm thereby limiting the detrimental effects of cold ischaemia. Read the full press release & new article below.
- Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery position at Royal Melbourne Hospital September 30, 2020
- Perfusionist position at Royal Hobart Hospital September 10, 2020
- Avant interview with Professor Brendan Murphy July 14, 2020