In 2016 New Start gave the funding of funded 125k to purchase five perfusion kits for use in a recently developed innovative organ care system which can perform DCD (Donation after Circulatory Death) transplants. This purchase should enable the Transplant Centre to
carry out 10%-20% more heart transplants per annum and should help in bringing down the waiting list, particularly for non urgent cases.
Nick Egan was the first patient to receive a heart that had been put on the Organ Care System. To read his story CLICK HERE