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Would it be possible for someone to donate a lung to a cystic fibrosis patient when you are a smoker?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 48 years experience
Depends: If your pulmonary function tests show both lungs to have adequate capacity and no significant emphysema then it could be possible. Bear in mind that you both have to be able to live relatively normal lives on the single remaining lung. Both you and the recipient should avoid being in the same room with a cigarette!

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