Perspective Eliminate The Deficit For Lung Transplantation – Part 3 of 3
Maintaining a low level of display pressure in the lungs at all times avoids this. “The researchers took a growing trend and provided a good, thorough, scientific validation. This kind of thoughtful approach can increase the quality of the donor lungs we have, which in the end can mean more donor lungs for recipients”.
Typically, about 15 to 20 percent of lungs from people who are brain dead are viable for transplantation, according to the study. Camp said that kidneys and livers are more easy to keep viable for transplant, but hearts and lungs are more difficult. Using the protocols at US hospitals has the potential to virtually eliminate the lung shortage. “If you can paired the amount of lungs available for transplants, that can almost wipe out the shortage between what is demanded and what is available. It would make a huge difference”.