The International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation
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The International Center has assembled a collection of more than 2,000 pieces of historical medical hardware mainly from the United States, Europe, and Japan. Exhibits cover the areas of circulatory assist (blood vessels and heart), pulmonary assist (lungs), renal assist (kidneys), plasmaphersis, organ preservation, organ transplant, and prosthetic implant.
The Artificial Organ Museum was established in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1979 at the White Mansion near the Cleveland Clinic Foundation through the efforts of the International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation (ICAOT). Many members of the International Society for Artificial Organs world- wide had donated historically relevant artificial organ hardware to the ICAOT. The ICAOT Museum was maintained in Cleveland until 1997. In 2000 the Center’s museum artifacts were moved to Houston, Texas.