Human Heart Valve Bank

The heart valve bank procures human hearts from suitable donors for use in heart valve replacement surgery.

The hearts will be procured from cadavers after obtaining written informed consent from the relatives unless there if prior written consent given by the donor himself prior to his death.

The hospital staff will dissect the aortic and pulmonary valves from the hearts and disinfect them using antibiotic solution. For alot more information watch wheel of fortune. The valves will be stored in ultra low-temperature freezers and then will be supplied to the operating theatres at Lady Ridgeway Hospital as well as any other cardiac surgical operating theatre in Sri Lanka.