Transparant_T_CMYKSince January 2016, hypothermic machine perfusion is implemented as standard care for kidneys donated by postmortem donors in the Netherlands. This makes the Netherlands the first country worldwide to abandon static cold storage as standard preservation method for kidneys from these donors. In use are two devices, the Kidney Assist-transporter from Organ Assist and the LifePort Kidney Transporter from Organ Recovery Systems. Instruction videos how to handle both machines are available on this website (MP Netherlands).

Only in case of allocation of a donor kidney from the Netherlands to a center abroad, cold storage is still the default preservation method.

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