Articles Tagged with lung transplant

Sarah Murnaghan, Lung Transplant Pioneer, Will Go Home Tuesday

Sarah Murnaghan

Sarah Murnaghan is going home from Children’s Hospital in Philadephia on Tuesday. Janet Murnaghan, Sarah’s mother, revealed the good news on Monday in a Facebook post that exclaimed, “WE ARE GOING HOME TOMORROW!” She has frequently used Facebook to let well-wishers know how Sarah is doing. As we reported yesterday, she previously revealed that Sarah… Read more »

Sarah Murnaghan: Double-Lung Transplant Pioneer Off Oxygen

Sarah Murnaghan

Sarah Murnaghan, the double-lung transplant pioneer from Newton Square, Pennsylvania, is off supplemental oxygen for the first time in two-and-a-half years. Her mom, Janet Murnaghan, announced the exciting step in Sarah’s recovery on Saturday in a Facebook post. The Murnaghans often use Facebook to help keep well-wishers informed of the brave 11-year-old double-lung transplant patient’s… Read more »

Sarah Murnaghan Alert, Recovering In New Video

Sarah Murnaghan

Sarah Murnaghan has appeared in a new if very brief video by her mother, Janet Ruddock Murnaghan, which shows the brave 10-year-old alert and waving at the camera. It’s an encouraging sign of progress for the brave double lung transplant recipient who recently underwent not one but two double lung transplants of modified adult lungs… Read more »

Sarah Murnaghan Struggles After Breathing Tube Was Removed [Video]

Sarah Murnaghan Struggles After Breathing Tube Was Removed, Needed To Be Replaced

Sarah Murnaghan, the Philadelphia girl who underwent a lung transplant this month after a court battle, struggled after a breathing tube was removed Wednesday, so doctors “sedated and re-intubated” the girl according to CNN. Murnaghan has cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that formerly killed most patients in childhood. Modern medical techniques like transplants have shifted… Read more »

Smoker’s Lungs Used In Transplant Results In Patient’s Death

Jennifer Grannell

London, England – A woman has died after receiving a smoker’s lungs during a transplant, according to Fox News. The 27-year-old woman received the transplant at Harefield Hospital in London. Roughly 16 months after receiving the transplant, the woman died of lung cancer. Her father is now asking that hospitals release the medical history of… Read more »

Doctors Keep Donated Lungs Breathing While Waiting for Patient

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Nancy Bloch, 60, of Wstchester, N.Y., is now the second patient to successfully undergo a new experimental approach to lung transplantation at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Where usually lungs are checked while in the donor’s deceased body and removed when deemed viable, lungs in this new approach are removed and placed in a transparent case…. Read more »