It's 50 years since the first liver transplant in Europe was performed at Cambridge's Addenbrooke's Hospital - and now it's bringing a new piece of state-of-the-art technology into routine use.
It's called a 'perfusion machine' and it could save dozens more lives every year.
The machine will help newly donated livers survive for longer and, crucially, enable doctors to test how well they function.
It also means that livers that might otherwise be dismissed as unsuitable, including those from older donors, could be deemed healthy enough to save a life.
It comes five decades after pioneering surgeon Professor Sir Roy Calne, who still lives in Cambridgeshire, led the first liver transplant on May 2, 1968.
He dedicated his life to turning radical and seemingly impossible surgery into regular practice.
Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust has announced the launch of a £250,000 appeal to run the state-of- the art 'perfusion machine'.