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COVID-19 patient receives lung transplant from living donors - world's first

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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 considered a more realistic option for patients.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/covid-19-patient-receives-lung-140951709.html

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third_eye

I'm not all that optimistic that transplanted lungs are somehow immune to damage by the virus... Something doesn't quite add up here... 

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spartan max2
5 minutes ago, third_eye said:

I'm not all that optimistic that transplanted lungs are somehow immune to damage by the virus... Something doesn't quite add up here... 

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They just replaced damaged lung with undamaged lung.

The person is not sick anymore they just had lasting lung damage from when they were sick with Covid.

So unless the person gets sick again than it's assumed the undamaged lung tissue will stay undamaged.

 

 

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spartan max2

She's not going to be able to tell her husband he's never done anything for her now ;) lol

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