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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 Nature Medicine, 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. more

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