COVID-19 patient receives lung transplant from living donors

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Doctors in Japan say they have successfully performed the world's first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a patient with severe lung damage from COVID-19
TOKYO -- Doctors in Japan announced Thursday they have successfully performed the world's first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a patient with severe lung damage from COVID-19.

The recipient, identified only as a woman from Japan's western region of Kansai, is recovering after the nearly 11-hour operation on Wednesday, Kyoto University Hospital said in a statement. It said her husband and son, who donated parts of their lungs, are also in stable condition.

The university said it was the world's first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a person with COVID-19 lung damage. Transplants from brain-dead donors in Japan are still rare, and living donors are…
MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press
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