Changes should be made to the way lung transplants are allocated on the NHS, so more cystic fibrosis sufferers are prioritised, a charity has said.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust called on NHS Blood and Transplant to develop a new "lung allocation system" that balances the needs to medical urgency and long-term outcomes.
There is concern across the cystic fibrosis community about equity in lung allocation.
There is a perception that the likelihood of getting a lung transplant, and the time frames for this vary according to where an individual is listed.
A donated organ will not currently necessarily reach the most in-need candidate anywhere in the country.
More top news
Pop star Christina Perri and James Corden lead praise as mums show why they "wouldn't change a thing" about their Down's syndrome children.
A 13-year-old girl has died in the US after allegedly being shot by her nine-year-old brother in an argument over a video game controller.