Title

Increasing The Life Span Of Donor Organs

Author(s)

Shreya Sidhu

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

When donor organs are removed and transported to other patients, they are preserved in cold ischemia that allows them to be usable when needed. However; with this method, there is fast paced deterioration of the donor organs’ cells and tissues that decrease their ability to be transported farther distances which would ultimately help more patients. The method of cold ischemic preservation that has been used for years has allowed the donor organs to remain in hypothermia. So far, it is the most effective method for preserving the organs because it is simple, does not require sophisticated expensive equipment, and allows ease of transport. Making an invention that is able to deal with this issue from a different angle would allow for an increase of the radius to where donor organs can be transported, which would be able to help more patients in need of a transplant. With this project, I hope to be able to create an invention that will allow the donor organs to remain healthy and alive during transport time instead of being in a hypothermic state/”dead”. This would be effective as it would help more people in the medical field.

Location

Owens G01

Start Date

4-16-2016 11:15 AM

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Apr 16th, 11:15 AM

Increasing The Life Span Of Donor Organs

Owens G01

When donor organs are removed and transported to other patients, they are preserved in cold ischemia that allows them to be usable when needed. However; with this method, there is fast paced deterioration of the donor organs’ cells and tissues that decrease their ability to be transported farther distances which would ultimately help more patients. The method of cold ischemic preservation that has been used for years has allowed the donor organs to remain in hypothermia. So far, it is the most effective method for preserving the organs because it is simple, does not require sophisticated expensive equipment, and allows ease of transport. Making an invention that is able to deal with this issue from a different angle would allow for an increase of the radius to where donor organs can be transported, which would be able to help more patients in need of a transplant. With this project, I hope to be able to create an invention that will allow the donor organs to remain healthy and alive during transport time instead of being in a hypothermic state/”dead”. This would be effective as it would help more people in the medical field.