A 60-year-old male asked:
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for a lung transplant does another person have to die or is it possible to get a donated part of a lung?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Both are possible: Your doctor will discuss with you the options. Most lung transplants are from a person who has died. Some institutions may offer living related lung transplant. This is obtained from a family member. Your doctor will discuss the reason for lung transplant and the options. You may learn more from UNOS.org
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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