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How long can organs be preserved for transplantation after their removal?

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Once the organs have been removed, they are cooled and preserved. Organs can be preserved for varying amounts of time: hearts and lungs – 6 hours; liver, pancreas, and intestines – 24 hours; and kidney – 48 hours. more
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A. Once the organs have been removed, they are cooled and preserved. Organs can be preserved for varying amounts of time: hearts and lungs — 6 hours; liver, pancreas, and intestines — 24 hours; and kidney — 48 hours. Organ and tissue recovery centers More specific information may be obtained from the Organ and Tissue Centers nearest you. Central Florida Lions Eye Bank, Inc., Tampa (813) 835-5466 Central Florida Tissue Bank, Inc., Orlando (800) 753-9109 Florida Lions Eye Bank, Miami (305) 324-4340 (800) 232-2892 LifeLink of Florida, Tampa (800) 262-5775 LifeLink of Southwest Florida, Ft. Myers (800) 359-6667 LifeLink Tissue Bank, Tampa (813) 886-8111 Medical Eye Bank of Florida, Orlando (321) 422-2020 North Florida Lions Eye Bank, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Pensacola and other Northern areas (800) 822-GIVE Organ Procurement Organization at the University of Florida Jacksonville, Gainesville and other Northern areas (352) 395-0632 or (800) 535-GIVE Southeast Tissue ... more
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