What Makes the Organ Care System™ (OCS) Different?
The Organ Care System™ (OCS) operates by delivering warm, oxygenated, nutrient-enriched blood to the donor heart and keeps it in a living state until the organ is ready to be transplanted. The technology could potentially allow physicians to:
- Preserve more life-saving hearts for patients who need them
- Go greater distances to obtain donor hearts
- Monitor the status of donor hearts and assess their suitability for transplant
The OCS™ has been successfully used in many geographies in all modes of transport: vehicle, plane and helicopter.
How the Organ Care System™ Works
The OCS ™ is fully contained in a portable console. Everything needed to keep the heart warm and beating is kept on board, including a supply of oxygen.
The Wireless Monitor provides important information to the physician to allow assessment of the heart
Protective Heart Chamber
The chamber houses the heart in a warm, humid environment
Blood circulates through the heart, delivering oxygen and substrates
On Board Supplies
The OCS™ has everything it needs on board to maintain a beating heart during transport, including a supply of oxygen
The Future of Organ Transplantion
By keeping the donor heart warm and functioning, the OCS™ is designed to enable your doctor to continuously monitor the hearts’ function during transport and ensure its suitability for transplantation. The technology is designed to allow surgeons to preserve more hearts and transport them from a greater distance.The Organ Care System™EXPAND Trial Information