The way donor hearts are moved from hospital to hospital remains low-tech: They’re stored on ice and carried in a cooler. The University of Michigan Health System is testing a new high-tech heart box that circulates blood from the donor to the heart so that it continues beating while in transit. Using the investigational Transmedics Organ Care System (OCS), the heart is kept beating outside the body, warm and pumping before doctors transplant it. Learn more about clinical trials that are testing the viability of OCS: http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201603/university-michigan-health-system-tests-beating-heart
Chemo, rest, moonwalk. Eighth-grader Gabe Van Oyen, has his own way of fighting cancer at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
We’re catching so many Pikachus at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital that USA TODAY had to write about it! Mott staff are using Pokemon Go to motivate Little Victors, who sometimes spend weeks in the hospital, to get out of bed and catch em all. Check out the story here: http://usat.ly/29HYlb6