Receiving a lung

Find out what you need to know about donation issues and lung transplantation

Key points

  • There are more people waiting for transplants than there are donors
  • All donated organs carry some risk, but this is generally lower than the risk of end-stage respiratory disease

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In the UK, around 350 people are in need of a lung transplant to transform their lives.

Organ donation is when someone has agreed to give a part of their body to someone else who needs it. It’s an amazingly generous act that helps to save thousands of lives a year.

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