Organs That Can Be Donated - Lung
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Organs That Can Be Donated: Lung
Diseases and Disorders
A number of diseases and disorders lead to lung transplants each year: cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema, and pulmonary edema, among others. People with these conditions usually must lead a very sedentary lifestyle. Many of these conditions are life-threatening.
About 1,000 patients receive a lung transplant each year.
Each year, about 4,000 people are waiting for a lung transplant.
Over 400 people die each year while waiting for a lung transplant.
About 75 percent of lung transplant recipients survive the first year.
A single lung can save a life. One deceased donor can be the source of two lung transplants.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Decision: Donation, organdonor.gov
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