Mummy. Can we watch a heart transplant?
Sure! [I pull up YouTube] Hey – this is neat.
Mummy! What’s THAT?!
It’s an ex vivo heart. It’s in a box.
It’s alive – but without a person attached. The blood is pumping and the heart is ALIVE without a person! It will last longer that way on the way to the transplant.
It sure will!
Can we watch the surgery now?
[We watch the surgery.]
We might have time for one more. Anything else you want to see?
Cool! [I look for a good surgery…]
Oh, wait – how about Ex Vivo lungs? DO THEY HAVE EX VIVO LUNGS?!
Yes, indeed they do.