Two successful lung transplantations from a dialysis-dependent donor

Dekel Shlomi, David Shitrit, Daniele Bendayan, Gidon Sahar, Milton Saute, Mordechai R. Kramer

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The shortage of organs for lung transplantation has led to the growing use of "marginal" donors. Although patients on hemodialysis are still excluded as lung transplant donors because of the possible effects of renal failure on the lungs, recent data suggest that they may be suitable in selected cases. This article describes the successful transplantation of two lungs from a single donor who had been receiving long-term hemodialysis treatment. In the absence of other causes of pulmonary diseases, such as smoking or lung infection, lungs from dialysis-dependent patients may be acceptable for lung transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1131-1132
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006


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