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In the United States alone, roughly 20 people die each day waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Every 10 minutes, a new name is added to the donor organ waitlist, with over 114,000 people currently on the list. Globally, we’ve been witnessing the shortage of organs available for transplant and the number of individuals waiting is only…

It’s officially a new year and you know what that means- a time where many people create resolutions. If you’ve ever created a New Year’s resolution that slipped under the cracks, you’re not the only one. This year, we suggest focusing on the long-term goals where improving matters the most. Short-term goals could be beneficial,…

2019 was an incredibly exciting year for us at BIOLIFE4D – so much so that we wanted to share some of our proudest accomplishments as we head in to 2020! The continued support we have received from our investors, the scientific community, and the general public has been tremendous and has pushed us one step…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – a time filled with joy and loved ones. In addition to holiday festivities, it’s important to express gratitude and give back to those who need it the most.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally and even surpasses the annual mortality rate of all types of cancer combined….

With holiday festivities just around the corner, it’s important to still be mindful of your heart health and eating habits. We all know how tempting those warm dishes and cookies could be, but certain ingredients should be avoided or consumed in moderation. Whether you’re cooking or attending a party, there are a few things to…

This week, 52 years ago, Dr. Christiaan Barnard successfully performed the first heart donor transplant on Lewis Washkansky, a South African man dying of heart disease. A modern miracle of its time, Dr. Barnard’s successful surgery provided hope to those suffering from this debilitating disease, while also laying the groundwork for future generations of development…

From our team at BIOLIFE4D, we want to wish you (an early) happy and healthy Thanksgiving! The Thanksgiving holiday is a great time to catch up with loved ones, feast on your favorite food, and for many, watch football. Above all, it’s an important time to reflect and express gratitude – which is exactly what…

Guest Postby Birney Jimm Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for individuals in the United States, with men being more vulnerable than women, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One in every four deaths in the US is attributed to heart disease, which totals to about 610,000 per annum. If…

At BIOLIFE4D, one of the most common questions we get is why the heart? Whether you’re reaching out to us on Facebook or Twitter, or getting in touch with us directly, we’re constantly getting asked – What about a lung? Can we bioprint kidneys?  One reason we’re focused on the heart is because, if you’re one of the 3,500-4,000 people…

We’re almost halfway through November and you know what that means – winter is coming! For many people, cold weather tends to hinder motivation and productivity, causing the “winter blues.” If you live in an area that’s prone to a ton of snow, you especially know how stressful winter could be. Research points to a…

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