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Saturday, January 23, 2010

The lungs, when removed for transplant, can survive outside the body longer than any other organ.

See also:
- United Network for Organ Sharing
- Mayo Clinic Lung Transplant Program
- Gray's Anatomy

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  • according to TransWeb.org the kidneys last longer than any other organ when outside the body for transplant.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 28, 2010 8:31 AM  

  • It's the kidneys, not the lungs. The kidneys can go up to 3 days before being transplanted...the lungs NOT. Who writes these facts? The lungs are transplanted within about 5 hours tops! They are Flown! not the kidneys.

    By Blogger krissy, at February 08, 2010 3:16 AM  

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