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can i donate part of a lung?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Yes: Parent to small child partial lung transplant is accepted practice.
Answered on Nov 10, 2018
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Lobectomy: A living transplant may be possible if you are healthy and your tissue is compatible with recipient. REF: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/pulmonary/lung_transplant_92,p07752
Answered on Nov 10, 2018

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