Liver Perfusion and Preservation


Doctors at the Henry Ford Transplant Institute, Michigan’s most comprehensive transplant program, have found a new technology that can sustain a donated liver outside of the body for many hours longer than traditionally thought possible.

The Transmedics liver perfusion machine is currently under clinical trial and Henry Ford Hospital. This innovation can help revitalize donated organs that would otherwise not be suitable for transplantation.

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About the Henry Ford Transplant Institute

The Henry Ford Transplant Institute is one of the largest and well respected multi-organ transplant centers in the United States.

As Michigan’s most comprehensive transplant program, the Henry Ford Transplant Institute offers transplantation of the:

  • Liver

  • Kidney

  • Pancreas

  • Intestine and Multivisceral Organs

  • Heart

  • Lung

  • Bone Marrow Stem Cell.

The Institute is always on the forefront of transplantation science, and performs the most advanced minimally invasive procedures and living organ donation. Our commitment to quality leads to outcomes that meet or exceed expected survival rates where we use the most effective clinical strategies to increase transplant rates while maintaining superior patient outcomes. For more information about the Henry Ford Transplant Institute, log on to




Michael Rizzari

Michael Rizzari, MD

Transplant Surgeon

Atsushi Yoshida

Atsushi Yoshida, MD

Surgical Director, Director of Transplant Robotic Surgery

Marwan Abouljoud

Marwan Abouljoud, MD

Director, Transplant Institute and Hepatobiliary Surgery

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