U-of-M is taking part in a clinical trial that could help keep lungs alive for days after death.
It's a technique that could widen the window for receiving a transplant.
The F-D-A approved the use of a new machine that can sustain the lungs outside the body long enough for them to be evaluated for transplant.
That's important because lungs are fragile, only about 20 percent tested can be transplanted.
Gift of Life Michigan paid the quarter-million dollar price tag for the machine that will be housed at the University.