Human lungs rejected for transplant recovered using novel technique
from Vanderbilt University Medical Center via Medical Xpress
A multidisciplinary team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Columbia University has demonstrated that injured human donor lungs declined for transplant can be recovered by cross-circulation between the human lung and a xenogeneic host. The new technique, described in a study published recently in
, has the potential to increase the supply of donor lungs available for transplant, saving the lives of people who would otherwise die while waiting on the transplant list.
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