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Contact: Amy Albin
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

UCLA Performs First 'Breathing Lung' Transplant in United States

Caption: UCLA performed the first double lung transplant in the US using the experimental TransMedics Organ Care System, which keeps donor lungs functioning and "breathing" in a near-physiologic state outside the body during transport.

Credit: TransMedics

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