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A pulmonary transplant (or lung transplant) is a surgical procedure in which a diseased lung is removed and replaced with a healthy lung from a donor. A lung transplant will often be recommended if a person has advanced lung disease that is unresponsive to other treatments and/or when a person's life expectancy is likely less than 2-3 years. A lung transplant is considered for those suffering from the following conditions:
Debate over a dying child and a lack of transplant organs

Debate over a dying child and a lack of transplant organs

Judge's second ruling on child transplants prompts ethical, political questions

Judge's second ruling on child transplants prompts ethical, political questions

First Edition: June 7, 2013

First Edition: June 7, 2013

Judge orders Sebelius to put girl who needs lung on transplant list

Judge orders Sebelius to put girl who needs lung on transplant list

Lawmakers 'beg' Sebelius for child's lung transplant

Lawmakers 'beg' Sebelius for child's lung transplant

First Edition: June 6, 2013

First Edition: June 6, 2013

First Edition: June 5, 2013

First Edition: June 5, 2013

ECMO can be used on neonates with severe respiratory failure until lung transplantation, say scientists

ECMO can be used on neonates with severe respiratory failure until lung transplantation, say scientists

Study shows TOLLIP gene variant is linked to increased mortality risk in IPF patients

Study shows TOLLIP gene variant is linked to increased mortality risk in IPF patients

CDC to portray impact of COPD in COPD Foundation's anti-smoking ad campaign

CDC to portray impact of COPD in COPD Foundation's anti-smoking ad campaign

University of Pittsburgh researchers receive NIH grant to develop wearable artificial lung

University of Pittsburgh researchers receive NIH grant to develop wearable artificial lung

Cardiohelp assists heart by pumping blood to oxygenator in seriously ill patients

Cardiohelp assists heart by pumping blood to oxygenator in seriously ill patients

Double transplants can be successful with donor lungs from heavy smokers

Double transplants can be successful with donor lungs from heavy smokers

ECLS system supports flu patients in their recovery from severe respiratory problems

ECLS system supports flu patients in their recovery from severe respiratory problems

AeriSeal System may provide relief for patients with emphysema

AeriSeal System may provide relief for patients with emphysema

TransMedics closes $36 million financing round

TransMedics closes $36 million financing round

First U.S. breathing lung transplant performed in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

First U.S. breathing lung transplant performed in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

PBS documentary explores stories and science behind organ donation and transplantation

PBS documentary explores stories and science behind organ donation and transplantation

Alnylam third quarter 2012 revenues decrease to $16.8 million

Alnylam third quarter 2012 revenues decrease to $16.8 million

University of Kentucky to host Makenna Foundation Symposium on Pediatric Pulmonary Disease

University of Kentucky to host Makenna Foundation Symposium on Pediatric Pulmonary Disease