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Reconditioned lung used in transplant

17th December 2009

Doctors say that lungs normally rejected as too damaged as donor organs can now be 'reconditioned' for transplant.

Cystic fibrosis patient James Finlayson has become the first person in the UK to receive lungs revived using oxygen, nutrients and antibiotics in an operation at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. Now the team of Newcastle-based scientists and surgeons suggest it could eventually double the number of available organs and help address shortages mean that many patients die waiting for their operation.


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