LifePort Kidney Transporter

Client: Organ Recovary Systems

Cold storage and transportation of donor kidneys can usually last just 18 hours. This device prolongs that time by 50 percent for a storage time of 35 hours or more, a huge innovation. By extending storage time and improving organ condition during transport physicians can provide transplants to a greater number of patients and ensure a proper match between donor and recipient. The friendly helmet-like form conveys feelings of safety and protection.

  • A helmet aesthetic conveys "safety."
  • Monitoring of kidney is available from outside the device.

Contact: Scott Underwood, IDEO,

Credit: IDEO and Organ Recovery Systems