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Lung Transplantation

What is Lung Transplantation?

  • A lung transplant is considered for patients with end-stage pulmonary disease or end-stage pulmonary vascular disease.
  • ABO blood group & body size compatibility of the donor and recipient are required.
  • The first successful lung transplant in Hong Kong was performed at the Grantham Hospital in 1995.

The criteria for Lung Donor

  • Deceased lung donor:

    • brain death donor aged below 65
    • meet the general criteria for organ donation
    • no lung disease
    • normal lung function
    • non-smoker is the most ideal donor( minimum requirement for smoking donor: smoking for less than 1 pack per day and less than 20 years)
    • Hepatitis carrier is not considered for lung donation