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Study: Older donor lungs may be acceptable for double-lung transplants

from By Lynn Hetzler

Using lungs from older donors could save lives by making more organs available, but many donor centers have an age cut-off of 45 or 50 years in addition to other criteria. The age of a donor lung does not appear to have a significant influence on the five-year survival rates among younger recipients of double-lung transplants, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Thoracic Surgery. more

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