A Smoker’s Lungs for Transplantation?Data from the UK show that smoker’s lungs used in transplants seem to show the same results as healthy lungs. The data studied people with “heavy smoking habits”, which is around 20 cigarettes a day. 
This study shows very interesting possibilities.. Our current laws in the U.S. actually allow the use of smoker’s lungs to be used in transplants. And if a continued study shows the effectiveness of these lungs in trials, that means we can get more lung transplants out there, and less people dying waiting for lungs.

A Smoker’s Lungs for Transplantation?

Data from the UK show that smoker’s lungs used in transplants seem to show the same results as healthy lungs. The data studied people with “heavy smoking habits”, which is around 20 cigarettes a day.ย 

This study shows very interesting possibilities.. Our current laws in the U.S. actually allow the use of smoker’s lungs to be used in transplants. And if a continued study shows the effectiveness of these lungs in trials, that means we can get more lung transplants out there, and less people dying waiting for lungs.

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