“Transonic Inside” Assures Precious Transplant Organs Are Well Perfused
Life is precious. Over 123,000 men, women and children currently need life-saving organ transplants to be able to survive. Each day they await “THE CALL” that an organ is available that may save their lives.
In 2014, more than 30,000 organs were donated for transplants (24,00 from 8,500 deceased donors and approximately 6,000 from living donors). Each of these organs has to be rushed from the site of donation to the site of transplant in an organ preservation device. These devices perfuse the donated organs en route - ensuring that they are in top condition when they are transplanted into a recipient.
Leading organ preservation device manufacturers such as Waters Medical Systems of Rochester, MN, turn to Transonic to assure the safety and efficiency of their devices with “Transonic Inside.” In their RM3 dual-kidney perfusion system, two Flowsensors applied to the tubing measure the perfusion to two kidneys. Their new Waves transportable system for single kidney pulsatile perfusion has one Flowsensor that monitors flow to the kidney during transport. Many other organ perfusion device manufacturers are following suit and adding "Transonic Inside" to their devices.
"Transonic Inside" flow measurement improves functionality of organ preservation devices. By continuously measuring the flow in the apparatus, adequate perfusion to the organ is assured.