eli5: how does the water or the cold from keeping the organs in ice mid transplant not ruin the organ?

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eli5: how does the water or the cold from keeping the organs in ice mid transplant not ruin the organ?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

The organ is not in direct contact with the ice so there is no risk of ice burn or water contamination. And there is no risk of freezing.

Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s cold not frozen. You keep organs cold to slow down any bacterial growth that could happen and to slow down cell death so that it’s still a usable organ.

If it were frozen it would be ruined.

Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s not frozen like a steak lol, they are just keeping it cool enough to stop organ from decaying and bacteria from growing.