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Organ Recovery Centers Reduce Transplant Costs 37%
Health Leaders Media

Pittsburgh’s organ procurement organization (OPO) plans to revolutionize the life-saving transplant process in eastern Pennsylvania, making it faster cheaper, and safer for medical transplant teams and organ recipients.

Here’s how it works: Staff members from the Center for Organ Recovery and Education, will travel to any of 150 area hospitals where a donor has been declared brain-dead. If the family agrees, CORE workers will transport the body to a newly remodeled surgical facility northeast of the city. All the while, skilled teams will maintain the donor’s heart rhythm so the organs remain viable for transplant.