organ transplant

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Under a leafy litter, native wood and tree frogs are sleeping in a kind of frozen hibernation. Researchers hope chemicals in their blood that permit this suspended state can translate into a longer shelf life for transplantable human organs.

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The University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) performed 303 organ transplants in nearly 300 surgeries last year, setting a new record.

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A University of Maryland transplant surgeon is encouraged by successful tests showing a kidney can be transported by drone. More tests are planned for 2019.