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A ‘New Category’ of Transplant Patients Is Emerging – Newser

COVID is leaving formerly healthy people with destroyed lungs



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Another gloomy sidebar to the COVID story: the fact that the illness is giving rise to what one doctor calls “a completely new category of transplant patients.” NBC News charts the evolution of thought about giving new lungs or hearts to patients who have seen those organs essentially ruined by the disease: Initially, with little known about the disease and whether a COVID patient could even survive a transplant, few of them were done (a point NBC illustrates via the case of a 53-year-old…

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