Phoenix Network Science and Technology News On August 2nd, according to a US official review report, the US organ transplantation network that donates kidneys, liver and heart to patients with illness depends onDestiny and often collapsed technologyIt has never been reviewed by the federal government on security vulnerabilities or other serious defects.
Patients are undergoing organ transplant surgery
This organ transplantation network is mainly operated by the US non -profit organization "United Network for Organ Sharing (called Unos),Responsible for the operation of organ transplant logistics systems, and decide how to give priority to the distributor organEssence The review report mentioned that a series of serious defects exposed, such asSoftware aging, periodic system failure, programming errors and excessive dependence of manual input dataWait, the mechanism of the entire transplant system must be thoroughly inspected.
According to statistics, since 1999, the UNOS network system has collapsed in total17 daysEssence One of the collapses is up tothree hoursThis will undoubtedly bring huge risks to patients, becauseThe organs may start to decompose within four hours, and eventually cannot be transplantedEssence In addition, the degree of automation of the system is staggering, and the software organization structure that matches the donor and the patient is very clumsy.A single change may take a whole year to reflect in the codeEssence In addition, manual input data is still needed, which may cause errors or reduction of the time window for successful organ matching. However, despite these problems, UNOS has never allowed government officials to view the complete code behind the system, which claims that this is commercial secret.
The aging and backwardness of the UNOS system is just the tip of the iceberg. According to internal personnel feedback,He was forced to ask for help to specify the plan of transportation organs to designate travel websites such as ExpediaEssence Director of Liver Transplantation Medicine of San Diego Hospital also said that it can only rely on the coordinator of the center to arrange traffic, and Unos has no help. "In our intensive care unit, a female patient was very ill. It was difficult to get an organ, butI encountered difficulties in the process of sending the surgeon to her and retrieved the liver. She died a week later.”。
The emotional collapse of patients waiting for transplantation
According to official statistics, the number of waiting lists in the United States of organs exceeds 100,000 each year, and the number of organ transplants in 2021 is about 40,000, with an average of 22 people dying at the waiting organs per day. The contradiction is that the data of the scientific registration department of the transplantation reveals another amazing fact. All the kidneys purchased by the United States for transplantation have not been used by more than 20%.