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AP IMPACT: Seeking lung donors after at-home death

November 17, 2013 • National News


In this Oct. 25, 2013 photo, an oxygen line leads to Lisa Bowman as she sits on a sofa at her home in Union Grove, N.C. Bowman, who suffers from a lung disease, is currently on the transplant waiting list. It’s a little-known twist of nature: Your lungs can live on for a while after you die. The air left inside keeps them from deteriorating right away like other organs. Now an innovative experiment aims to use that hour or more window of time to boost lung transplants by allowing donations from Login to read more

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