It looks like a white box on wheels. It weighs less than 20 pounds. Yet on the inside, the Paragonix SherpaPak Cardiac Transport System harnesses technology that revolutionizes the way hospitals receive donor hearts for transplant.
The Heart Transplant Program at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is the first in Pennsylvania and the 24th nationwide to use the device. SherpaPak successfully transported two donor hearts to recipients at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in late April and early May, and the transplant team was so impressed by the results, it intends to use the device to transport many more donor hearts.
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