A historic adult-to-child lung transplant saved their daughter, who’s now a thriving teen

At age 10, Sarah Murnaghan’s prognosis was grim, even after she got the lung transplant her family fought for. Her health is a testament to fortitude and love. — Read on www2.philly.com/philly/health/sarah-murnaghan-janet-book-adult-to-child-organ-donation-transplant-lungs-philadelphia-hospital-20180910.html

7-month-old is youngest to have heart, lung transplant | FOX6Now.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 7-month-old boy is the youngest person to have a heart and lung transplant in a decade. Jack Palmer has been through more in his short life than most of us can begin to imagine. — Read on fox6now.com/2018/09/10/7-month-old-is-youngest-to-have-heart-lung-transplant/

50 People To Know: The Men Behind The Lung Transplant Project – CBS New York


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50 People To Know: The Men Behind The Lung Transplant Project
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“Well, Jerry had cystic fibrosis, I had pulmonary fibrosis,” he says. Two men handling two different diseases. Both men saved by lung transplants. “It’s a miracle. It’s fantastic they can do this, and I’m thrilled to have somebody else’s left lung …

Cary rallies around Georgia teen who needs double lung transplant – WTVD-TV


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Cary rallies around Georgia teen who needs double lung transplant
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The Cary community is rallying around a sick teenager from Georgia battling end stage cystic fibrosis. Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App. Toby Stacy, 15, was diagnosed with the disease when he was just 2 months old.

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In a first, Okayama hospital combines healthy parts of donor’s lungs to make one for transplant – The Japan Times

The Japan Times In a first, Okayama hospital combines healthy parts of donor’s lungs to make one for transplant The Japan Times OKAYAMA – In a world first, Okayama University Hospital has succeeded in combining parts of a brain-dead donor’s lungs to make one lung and transplanted it into a woman in her 50s. The … Continue reading “In a first, Okayama hospital combines healthy parts of donor’s lungs to make one for transplant – The Japan Times”

Cold-Warm-Cold Lung Preservation Extends Transplant Window | Medpage Today

by Salynn Boyles, Contributing Writer November 20, 2016 When harvested donor lungs were chilled, then warmed with ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), and then chilled again, the average preservation time prior to transplant was more than doubled with no impact on recipient outcomes, researchers said. Roughly 100 patients transplanted at Toronto General Hospital have received … Continue reading “Cold-Warm-Cold Lung Preservation Extends Transplant Window | Medpage Today”

Link found between donor, infection in heart, lung transplant recipients – Science Daily

The way in which heart and lung transplant recipients acquired a specific species of bacteria, Mycoplasma hominis, had been previously undefined, and the bacterium was difficult to test. Originally, this bacterium was considered to reside exclusively in, and be a potential pathogen of, the area of the reproductive and urinary organs — the genitourinary tract. … Continue reading “Link found between donor, infection in heart, lung transplant recipients – Science Daily”

St. Louis doctors perform rare transplant on teen – Washington Times

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Hospitals in Chicago and Boston told the family of Spencer Kolman that they didn’t have the expertise for the rare transplant surgery, and that transplanting his lungs would be too risky. But the teen was living in his bedroom, emptying oxygen tanks like they were cartons of milk. “We tried to … Continue reading “St. Louis doctors perform rare transplant on teen – Washington Times”

Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejection – News-Medical.net

March 2, 2017 at 8:35 PM For patients affected by lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis and others, cures for their diseases are incredibly rare, if not nonexistent. “We really have no option, but to offer them a lung transplantation,” says Vibha Lama, M.D., a professor of internal medicine … Continue reading “Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejection – News-Medical.net”