Can you imagine a world where the average waiting time for an organ donation is reduced from many years to just weeks?

There is a global crisis in transplantation with poor availability of good quality donated tissue and organs. The limited amount of time that tissues and organs can be preserved before they lose viability eliminates the opportunity for an efficient global supply chain.

The global reality is that only one quarter of patients on a waiting list will receive an organ, whilst approximately 8,000 organs are discarded each year in the USA and Europe alone.

Detraxi has an exciting vision for a solution that enables the preservation and regeneration of organs outside of the body for many days at ambient temperature. This technology would transform the global availability of good quality organs, savings thousands of lives.

100,800

solid organ transplants are performed every year worldwide
according to the WHO

69,400

kidney transplants

5,400

heart transplants

3,400

lung transplants

2,400

pancreas transplants

113,700

people need a lifesaving organ transplant in the USA (UNOS, 2019)

24,000

typical number of organ transplants carried out in the USA annually (UNOS)

8,000

organs are discarded each year in the USA and Europe

7,000

Americans die annually while awaiting organ transplant (2007 data)

6

the number of hours that a heart or lung can be kept viable for transplantation

12

the number of hours that a pancreas or kidney can be kept viable for transplantation

100,000

number of people waiting for a kidney in the USA

4 Hours

average time before an organ such as a kidney is removed from a deceased donor

8

The number of lives that can be saved by one deceased organ donor

480

Number of miles that a kidney can be transported at 60mph in remaining 8 hours

20%

The discard rate for viable donated kidneys in the USA in 2009

17%

The number of people in need of a new kidney who manage to receive one in the USA

AI is already increasing the efficiency of organ allocation from donors to patients

In Spain AI has enabled huge improvements in organ donation

A biotech solution that extends the length of time would compound these benefits of AI

It would enable a global regime of matching patients with donors

Matching more patients with more available organs

Reducing the number of viable organs that are discarded globally

Saving millions of lives every year

Can you imagine a future where?

Organs can be engineered and regenerated outside of the body to eliminate diseases

The average waiting time for an organ donation is reduced from many years to just weeks?

Enhanced diagnostics means health disorders and diseases are more efficiently diagnosed