by: Lauren Daniels/KFOR
Posted: Jan 14, 2022 / 06:17 PM CST / Updated: Jan 14, 2022 / 06:20 PM CST
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – There’s a new hope on the horizon for the more than 11,000 Americans waiting for a liver transplant – and it’s being studied right here in Oklahoma City. It’s a new device that can extend the time from organ removal to transplant from just hours to more than one day.
For Lorrinda Davis – it started with a devastating diagnosis. She had inoperable liver cancer.
It was news that had Davis waiting by the phone, hoping for her chance to receive a transplant.
When the call finally came, it was only five hours until she went in for a transplant.
“You have this emotional high of I got the call and then you have the anxiety of going in – because you’re so sick,” Davis said.
But studies are underway right now at LifeShare Oklahoma with a British biotech company to change that – through a game-changing device called the OrganOx Metra.
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