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Man With Lungs Wrecked by Vaping Gets Double Transplant

Detroit hospital says this is a first

(Newser) - A man whose lungs were damaged beyond repair by vaping has undergone a double lung transplant at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The hospital says it believes it is the first in the country to perform the procedure on a patient harmed by vaping, Detroit Free Press reports. The hospital... More »

'Healthy' Organ Donor Kills 3 in 'Extraordinary' Case

Tests just couldn't find the cancer cells, report says

(Newser) - All four of them received organs from an apparently cancer-free donor, and three of them died—of cancer. In what researchers are calling an "extraordinary case," four organ-recipients from a 53-year-old stroke victim all developed breast cancer, LiveScience reports. A new report says the donor died in 2007,... More »

Inspirational Social Media Star Claire Wineland Dead at 21

She suffered from cystic fibrosis, suffered a stroke after lung transplant

(Newser) - A young social media star who inspired legions of fans with her optimism despite a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis has died at 21—a week after receiving a new set of lungs in a transplant, reports People . Claire Wineland suffered a stroke soon after the Aug. 26 transplant, and... More »

Man Denied Transplant Due to Pot Use Dies at 20

Utah hospital kicked him off transplant list

(Newser) - Riley Hancey, the Utah man who was turned away for a lung transplant by University of Utah Hospital after he was found to have traces of pot in his system, received new lungs in a different state months later, but it wasn't enough to give his story a happy... More »

Woman's Lungs Were Killing Her, So Docs Just Removed Them

Melissa Benoit survived six days without lungs while waiting for transplant

(Newser) - Melissa Benoit "thought it was a piece of science fiction" when she learned what doctors had done to her, CBC reports. The Canadian mom just couldn't believe it when she learned she had survived for six days without lungs—an impressive feat detailed in a study published Wednesday.... More »

Girl Who Got Lung Transplant Needed Another

But Sarah Murnaghan is doing better after second operation

(Newser) - The 10-year-old girl whose need for a lung transplant brought national attention to the way the donor waiting list works is recuperating after needing a second transplant. The parents of Sarah Murnaghan revealed yesterday that the first set of lungs their daughter received failed just hours after the operation was... More »

10-Year-Old Girl's Lung Transplant a Success

Sarah Murnaghan's prognosis looks good: family

(Newser) - Sarah Murnaghan, 10, has new lungs. The transplant "went smoothly and Sarah did extremely well," said the family of the girl who saw a federal judge intervene to let her receive adult lungs. "The surgeons had no challenges resizing and transplanting the donor lungs," the Murnaghans... More »

10-Year-Old Getting New Lungs

Sarah Murnaghan to have surgery today

(Newser) - The year's most famous organ-donation candidate will soon be its most famous organ recipient. The AP reports that Sarah Murnaghan will today receive a lung transplant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The announcement comes exactly one week after a federal judge intervened in her case , allowing Murnaghan's... More »

Pig Lung Transplants for Humans Move Closer

Ethicists object to creating human-animal hybrid

(Newser) - Animal organ transplants in humans are now a step closer to reality: Scientists have successfully combined animal lungs with human blood, keeping a pig lung alive and functioning as the blood flowed through it. “The blood went into the lungs without oxygen and came out with oxygen, which is... More »

Jacko 'Has 6 Months to Live'

Enquirer says singer terminally ill

(Newser) - Michael Jackson is terminally ill and has only 6 months to live, claims the National Enquirer. The supermarket tabloid reports Jackson is suffering from gastro-intestinal bleeding, as well as emphysema caused by a rare genetic condition made worse by the singer’s longtime addiction to painkillers. Anonymous sources say his... More »

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