Newcastle University pioneers new lung transplant technique

Medical researchers
Medical researchers at Newcastle University pioneer new lung transplant technique Credit: ITV

Researchers at Newcastle University are conducting a pioneering study to make donated lungs more usable.

Currently only one in five pairs of lungs are suitable for transplant. But trials are being carried out to clean and aerate the organs after they've been removed.

It is hoped the research will save the lives of many patients on the lung transplant list.

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New lung transplant technique

A new proceedure to clean donated lungs so that more can be transplanted has been pioneered in Newcastle.