A Real Human Heart Beating Inside A Clear Box

This is a human heart, alive and beating, in a boxA company called TransMedics is hoping to revolutionize heart transplants with a clear box which can support an actual beating heart without the need to keep the heart in a cold freezer box.

One benefit to this is that the heart can be kept for more than 6 hours as it awaits the best possible transplant recipient. Typically a heart in ice will only be good for up to 6 hours and this new beating heart techo-box will certainly extend that (as long as there is a bag of donated blood around).

Check out the crazy video below.


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