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My mom has severe co pd and might need a lung transplant. Could i give her one of my lungs?

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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

In order to do a living related lung transplant one needs to have two different donors.
Each donor will donate a lobe of the lung and this lobe will function as a "lung" in the recipient. Thus, the surgery is limited to small recipients and usually children who the parents or relatives can provide a small portion of their lung to work as a full lung in the child.

In brief: Unlikely

In order to do a living related lung transplant one needs to have two different donors.
Each donor will donate a lobe of the lung and this lobe will function as a "lung" in the recipient. Thus, the surgery is limited to small recipients and usually children who the parents or relatives can provide a small portion of their lung to work as a full lung in the child.
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Currenlty lung transplants are from deceased donors only.

In brief: No

Currenlty lung transplants are from deceased donors only.
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