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Dr. Yoshiya Toyoda Highlights Temple's Use of Innovative New Lung Transplant Technology

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Temple University Hospital (TUH) recently became the first hospital in Pennsylvania to perform a breathing lung transplant using the TransMedics Organ Care System for Lung, or OCS™ Lung, following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the device for both standard and expanded criteria donor lungs. Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD, William Maul Measey Chair of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Temple University Hospital, spoke with KYW Newsradio about the device, which is a portable technology designed to keep organs functioning and “breathing” in an environment that mimics the human body from the time they are removed from the donor until they are implanted in the recipient.