The tubing that allows the warm blood and nutrients to flow into the heart is made from oil and gas products. The plastic casings that keep the heart safe and protected and the computers that help monitor the heart during transport are made from plastics and other petroleum-based products as well.
This new process is replacing the previous method of storing a heart on ice in a cooler (also an oil and gas product) and is allowing hearts to be viable for much longer than the previous 6 hours allowed for transport before the ice would begin to damage the heart. This new technology will be a game-changer and a life-saver to many.
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