ORGAN AND TISSUE PRESERVATION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge of principles of organs and tissues procurement and preservation
notions of human anatomy, histology and physiology
Course contents summary
Organ and tissue preservation techniques with specific reference to hypothermic preservation and cryopreservation techniques.
Modalities of organs and tissues procurement, requirements for donor selection, surgical approach to renal, pancreas, liver, cardiac valves and vessels retrieval, the tissue processing methods, the effects of preservation solutions on cellular metabolism, the techniques of cryopreservation, the principles and standards for Tissue Banking will be examinated.
Standards for tissue banking. American association of tissue banks. 1999 AATB
A. Freyrie, M. Gargiulo, A. Stella. Metodiche di espianto e conservazione di tessuti ed organi per innesto e trapianto. Crinos, 2000