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Transplant Surgery

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the introduction of techniques for organ preservation which increase the time that can elapse between organ retrieval and transplant. (220402)

Following representation about the organ care system, a new technology for preserving donor hearts for transplantation, the company TransMedics have been made aware that they could apply for funding to the Health Technology Assessment Clinical Trials programme to conduct an evaluation of the technology. Any application would be considered on its merits in competition with other applications.