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    UW doctors test ‘heart in a box’ to boost scarce transplants
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    cardiostarusa1 posted:
    For years, the ordinary picnic coolers have been the only way to get scarce hearts from deceased donors to waiting recipients hundreds of miles away. The organs are chilled, then hustled to an operating room within no more than four hours.

    But that may be about to change, thanks to a device dubbed the "heart in a box," which keeps the organs warm and beating during transport......


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