Injured Lungs Can Be Regenerated for Transplant: Study
May 14, 2019
(U.S. News & World Report) – Severely damaged lungs can be regenerated to be suitable for transplantation, researchers say. A transplant is the only lifesaving treatment for people with end-stage lung disease, but donor organs are in short supply. Up to 80 percent of donor lungs are rejected due to serious but potentially reversible injuries. Researchers hope to increase the supply of lungs available for transplant by recovering lungs that are now unsuitable for clinical use.