Of Monsters and Men have a special Valentine’s Day gift for their fans.
Icelandic indie-folk crew Of Monsters and Men have released an acoustic version of ‘Organs‘ shot on the plains of the Great Salt Lake in Utah as a special Valentine’s Day gift for their fans. ‘Organs‘ appeared on the band’s 2015 album Beneath The Skin. Co-produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Foster the People), it saw Of Monsters and Men explore a more anthemic rock sound than their 2011 debut My Head Is an Animal. Of Monsters and Men will return to Australia in April for a tour presented by FL. They’ll play shows at the The Tivoli in Brisbane, then head to Sydney for a two night stand at the Opera House before warping up the East Coast jaunt at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne with a pair of shows in early May. Check out the tour dates below.
In an organ transplant surgery, timing is critical. Doctors drop organs into a plastic bag and put them on ice. But lungs soon stop breathing. Hearts stop beating. The organs essentially shut down and start to deteriorate. This means doctors have only about five to 10 hours to get the lung from the donor into the recipient. If the travel time is too long, the organ can’t be used and goes to waste. An Andover company known as TransMedics came up with world’s first commercial, portable, warm blood perfusion system that allows a new type of organ transplant, called a living organ transplant. This new technology, called an Organ Care System, is designed to maintain organs in a warm, functioning state outside of the body to optimize their health and allow continuous clinical evaluation. Hearts beat, lungs breathe, kidneys produce urine and livers produce bile. The device is currently not FDA approved but is undergoing clinical testing.
Doctors from the Texas Heart Institute have successfully replaced a patient’s heart with a device that keeps the blood flowing, thereby allowing him to live without a detectable heartbeat or even a pulse.
The turbine-like device, that are simple whirling rotors, developed by the doctors does not beat like a heart, rather provides a ‘continuous flow’ like a garden hose.
Craig Lewis was a 55-year-old, dying from amyloidosis, which causes a build-up of abnormal proteins. The proteins clog the organs so much that they stop working. When doctors put a stethoscope to his chest, no heartbeat or pulse can be heard (only a ‘humming’ sound).