Pioneering lung 'washing' trial could save lives

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

Research conducted at Newcastle University is to be trialled across the country.

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. For more on this story visit ITV Tyne Tees.