Improved method of donor kidney storage at subzero temperatures

Currently, storage of donor kidneys at low temperatures is limited to 24 hours. If the storage time of donor kidneys could be extended, this would allow more opportunity to identify and prepare suitable recipients for this life-saving procedure. Our improved method of kidney storage at subzero temperatures will also allow patients at more remote locations to benefit. Our novel kidney storage solution is expected to reduce damage to donor organs and thus decrease post-transplantation damage.

Intern: 
Heather Tomalty
Faculty Supervisor: 
Michael Adams
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Ontario
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