Lung transplant is surgery to replace one or both diseased lungs with healthy lungs from a human donor.
Solid organ transplant - lung
The new lung or lungs are usually donated by someone who has been declared brain-dead but remains on life-support. The donor tissue must be matched as closely as possible to your tissue type to reduce the odds that your body will reject the transplanted lung.
Lungs can also be given by living donors. Two or more people are...Read more
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Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
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