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Heart Valves

The Tissue Bank is responsible for the processing, storing and issuing of aortic & pulmonary valves, conduits and patches. The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH) is the Authorised Tissue Establishment for donor selection, consent, procurement and release of the cardio vascular tissue.

Donors may be multi-organ, cadaveric or explants. The valves are mainly used for paediatrics, young people and patients with endocarditis. Each valve has a shelf life of up to 5 years when stored in vapour Liquid Nitrogen.

National Blood Centre, James's Street, Dublin 8.       Tel: 00 353 1 4322800       Fax: 00 353 1 4322930