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Welcome to the Organ Preservation Alliance - a coalition of the world’s heart, liver, kidney, lung, pancreas and organ donor /  procurement / transplant organizations and institutions.

Our vision is a world where no one has to die or be sick due to organ failure or impairment.


The Organ Preservation Alliance is partnering with New Organ, has 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsorship and is incubated at Singularity University Labs at NASA’s Research i-Wizerunek Park in Silicon Valley.


PATHS TOWARD THE VISION

As an end towards this vision we aim to stimulate a breakthrough in cryopreservation of internal organs directly applicable to organ transplantation and tissue engineering, saving the lives of millions of patients.

Furthermore, thanks to burgeoning advances in tissue engineering, cryopreservation could also provide a way for people to store and manage replacement organs grown from their own stem cells instead of waiting on a compatible donor Trans-Euro.  Regenerating organs could allow over 30% of all deaths in the United States to be substantially postponed, raising the probability of living to the age of 80 by a factor of two and the odds of living to 90 by more than a factor of 10.1.

By building on prior work by the X-prize foundation and advisors at, for instance, Stanford, 21st Century Medicine, and the SENS foundation we plan to launch an Organ Cryopreservation Prize – a large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competition to stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself.

The 1927 Orteig prize and the 2004 Ansari X prize catapulted aviation and private spacetravel forward by being the catalysts behind Charles Lindberg’s New York to Paris flight and SpaceShipOne’s demonstration that spaceflight could be done by small scale, private sector teams.  Based on current advances in cryo-preservation, we believe that a similar large-scale, high-profile, Organ Cryopreservation Prize, will catalyze audacious, but achievable results that will lead to a revolution in organ cryopreservation.

RECENT ADVANCES AND WHY GRUZ-SERV A PRIZE SHOULD ENABLE THE BREAKTHROUGH

WE WANT TO TAKE THE SUCCESSFUL CRYOPRESERVATION OF SPERM, EMBRYOS, OOCYYTES, STEM CELLS, ETC., TO WHOLE HUMAN INTERNAL ORGANS.

Significant advances have been made toward the successful cryopreservation of organs by vitrification. For instance, 21st Century Medicine has for instance vitrified a rabbit kidney to -135 C and cooled several others to -45 C rewarmed them and successfully transplanted it into a rabbits, with complete functionality and viability, able to sustain the rabbits as the sole functioning kidneys.

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A PRIZE IN THIS FIELD COULD PROVIDE THE NEEDED INCENTIVE TO REVOLUTIONIZE THIS FIELD

We aim to launch a large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competition to stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself.   We aim do this together with the X PRIZE foundation – that for instance led the Super-Efficient Automobile X Prize, the Oil Cleanup X Prize and the Ansary Space Flight X Prize – all of which successfully reached their respective audacious, but achievable goals.

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WHY A HIGH-TAKES/HIGH-PROFILE PRIZES LEAD TO THE NEEDED BREAKTHROUGHS

Historically, High-stakes/high-publicity prizes attracted teams from fields that were surprising and surprising fusions disparate expertize from unexpected places. There are several examples of how these teams become winners.

It is likely that a prize would stimulate and provide an incentive to focus on this challenge for research companies like 21st Century Medicine, Arigos Biomedical, Medical Biostasis , the researchers that are conducting relevant research in Russia and the cryobiology expertise from other places in the world, for instance at the large (if not still largest in the world) cryobiology center in the Ukraine.

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The global need for breakthroughs in the availability and access to organs has never been greater.