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Watch this heart beating OUTSIDE of a body thanks to new transplant method

| blog, L&B World, Weird | August 31, 2015

Warning: This might put you off your dinner

This incredible video shows a fully functional heart beating outside of a human body.

The new ‘heart in a box’ keeps donor hearts alive after being taken from a body, meaning they can remain usable for much longer before being placed in a patient’s body.

The method is expected to save thousands of lives, and has already helped bring a young father back from the brink of death.

Lee Hall, 26, was diagnosed with heart failure aged 14 and had a medical pump fitted to keep him alive.

However recently the pump cables became infected, and Lee was told he needed to find a… Read the full story

    

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