Paragonix Expands Organ Donor Pool With New NRP-DCD Method

Paragonix Technologies, a leading provider of donor organ preservation and transport systems, collaborates with University of Nebraska to increase organ donor reserve.

From Mass Device – Medical Design & Outsourcing 

Paragonix Technologies is collaborating with the University of Nebraska Medical Center on a method to advance heart transplantation utilizing DCD (donation after circulatory death) donors. This new method is a combination of proven techniques created to increase the distance DCD donor organs can travel, thus increasing the potential donor pool.
The method combines a technique called Normothermic Regional Perfusion (NRP), which utilizes commonly available circulatory support systems to resuscitate the donor organ function before transport, with advanced preservation and transportation in the Paragonix SherpaPak Cardiac Transport System (CTS).  This avoids the use of resource and cost-intensive, experimental technologies for DCD organ recovery which have very limited adoption. Historically, programs that have utilized the NRP technique could only perform these recoveries within the transplant center or very short distances away due to concerns for injury during transport. Nebraska Medical Center will utilize the Paragonix SherpaPak CTS preservation technology to transport these special donor hearts to the recipient in optimized temperature conditions. This NRP-SherpaPak method has the potential to increase the range by which centers can recover DCD organs using NRP.

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