Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 7:00p -
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Alcohol, Date Idea, Food, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Meetup, Tech, University
Organ transplantation is a miracle of modern science and medicine, and the need for donor organs is greater than ever. As of April 2018, there were more than 114,000 people on the U.S. waitlist for an organ transplant, and each day, 20 people die waiting for a transplant.
In this talk, Dr. Korkut Uygun, Director of the Organ Reengineering Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, will discuss the current needs and challenges of organ transplantation and the exciting new research directions that are currently underway to recover unusable organs for transplantation. After the presentation, audience members will get a sneak peek of NOVA's newest film, Transplanting Hope, airing Wednesday, September 26 at 9/8c on PBS.