Transplant Surgeons Don't Always Tell Patients About Organ Quality

A U.K. family is outraged after learning that their now-deceased-daughter received a double lung transplant from a long-time smoker. But it's a situation that occurs all over the world, and fairly often, according to transplant surgeons. In today's scarce organ market, a smoker's lungs are not off limits, transplant surgeons say. In many cases, the donations have been shown to be lifesavers. A sufferer of cystic fibrosis, Lyndsey Scott, 28, was on the waiting list for a double lung transplant...Full Story
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