Study: Getting a smokers lung is better than noneReported by MyNorthwest.com on Monday, 28 May 2012 (on May 28, 2012)
AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) - Patients who need new lungs are better off getting donated organs from smokers than none at all, even though they probably wont live as long as those who get a lung transplant from a nonsmoker, a new study says. Researchers say patients will survive longer if they are willing to accept lungs from anyone, including smokers.
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