Doctors pump new life into dead donor heart in U.S. first

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Doctors at Duke University’s Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery have completed the first adult ‘donation-after-death’ (DCD) transplant in the US. The surgeons harvested the heart from a dead donor whose blood had already stopped pumping through their body. The staff then performed a pioneering technique to run blood back into the disembodied heart, so it would beat once again.


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