The OrganOx metra® device may be a new way of storing (preserving) the liver prior to transplantation. Currently this machine is only intended for investigational use and is not commercially available in the United States. The device uses a method to store the liver at normal body temperature during transport after it has been removed from the donor. The goal is to determine if this method may improve the outcome of transplant over the traditional “cold storage” method.
Principal Investigator: Ari Cohen
Participating Physicians: Emily Ahmed, MD, Humberto Bohorquez, MD, David Bruce, MD, Ian Carmody, MD, John Seal, MD
|Full Protocol Title||A multicenter randomized, controlled trial to compare the efficacy of ex-vivo normothermic machine perfusion with static cold storage in human liver transplantation|
Main Campus - Jefferson Highway
|Change in Care||Participating may change your care|