How Innovative Technology Is Making More Donor Lungs Available for Transplant

Ex vivo lung perfusion in action
Breathing lung illustration animation

Despite the fact nearly 1,500 people are on the national wait list for a lung transplant, most lungs that are donated for transplant aren’t currently used for medical reasons.

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Watch how a team led by Toshihiro Okamoto, MD, PhD, is using new technology called ex vivo lung perfusion to help make more lungs usable for life-saving transplants.

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