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What is cold ischemia?

In surgery, cold ischemia is the cooling of a tissue, organ, or body part after its blood supply has been reduced or cut off. This can occur while the organ is still in the body or after it is removed from the body if the organ is to be used for transplantation.

This answer is based on source information from National Cancer Institute.

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