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Lung Transplant

Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicles Deliver on the Promise of Healthier Air

Harold Wimmer | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Each day, American Lung Association volunteers and staff work hard to fight lung cancer, reduce the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease an...

The Moving Story of a Real-Life Miracle on 34th Street

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.17.2014 | Good News
Patrice Bendig

2013-12-18-201312171499542_10202034595899338_145275351_nthumb.jpgThis past week, I witnessed a true Christmas miracle in the early hours of Dec. 12. 2013 come true for a seven-year old little boy, right on 34th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Your Lungs Can Live On Even After You Die. Here's What It Means For Organ Transplants

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

The pair of lungs sits inside a clear dome, gently inflating as doctors measure how well they'll breathe if implanted into a patient who desperately n...

Girl Set For More Surgery After Two Lung Transplants

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — A 10-year-old girl who had two adult-lung transplants after her parents sued to change national rules regarding organ donations u...

10-Year-Old Girl Doing Well After Second Lung Transplant

AP | KATHY MATHESON and JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose parents sued to challenge national lung transplant rules received a second set of lungs after th...

Girl Who Fought For Lung Transplant Communicating By Nodding

AP | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — A spokeswoman for the family of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who underwent a double-lung transplant after a national debate ov...

Lab-Grown Organs May Help Patients Like Sarah Murnaghan

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- By the time 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan finally got a lung transplant last week, she'd been waiting for months, and her parents had sued t...

Court Hearing Over Organ Donation On Hold After Girl's Lung Transplant

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — A court hearing over organ donor matches involving children is on hold after the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl at the center of t...

New Lungs Buy Time, But Don't Cure Cystic Fibrosis

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who fought for a lung transplant has a difficult journey ahead. The transplant isn't a cure for h...

Dying 10-Year-Old Placed On Transplant Waiting List

AP | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The organ transplant network has placed a dying 10-year-old girl on the adult waiting list for a donated lung, complying with a judge's ...

Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of 10-Year-Old Seeking Lung Transplant

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

By MARYCLAIRE DALE, The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- A dying 10-year-old girl has become eligible to seek donor lungs from an adult transplant ...

Palin: Government 'Draws The Line At Saving A Little Girl's Life'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) took to Twitter on Tuesday night after learning that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would no...

WATCH: First Ever 'Breathing Lung' Transplant

Posted 03.21.2013 | Los Angeles

Doctors at UCLA have completed the first successful "breathing lung" transplant. In November, transplant patient Fernando Padilla, 57, got an early...

Woman Dies Of Cancer After Receiving Smoker's Lungs In Transplant

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living

A 27-year-old British woman with cystic fibrosis died after receiving a pair of smoker's lungs in an organ transplant. Her family said the woman did n...

WATCH: Hospital Hosts Prom For Sick Kids

Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact

After Jeff Kahan lost his son to cancer, the grieving dad decided to bring life to kids battling life-threatening diseases. He fulfills his mission...

Community Rallies Together To Help Teen In Need Of Lung Transplant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Most three-year-olds are concerned with ABCs, cookies and cartoons. For Bethany Bibb, it was the year she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Now 1...

Lyndsey Scott Received Lungs Of 30-Year Smoker In

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The family of a 28-year-old British woman who unknowingly received a lung transplant from a smoker says she would have been "horrified"...

Scavenging for Organs: Why the Donor Famine Justifies A Radical Harvest

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

18 Americans die every day while waiting for an organ transplant, yet the American political establishment has been unwilling to champion non-traditional methods of expanding the organ supply.

Homeless 14-Year-Old Girl Gets Approved For Lung Transplant (UPDATE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

UPDATE: Ronnie Walker's social worker, Carolyn Taren, informed The Huffington Post today that the 14-year-old and her family will soon be moving into ...