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Lung transplantation in a Jehovah’s Witness

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
1053-2498
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s1053-2498(99)00031-5
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Patients of the Jehovah’s Witness faith generally do not accept transfusions of blood or blood products but some will accept cadaveric organs for transplantation. We report a left single lung transplantation in a 48-year-old Hispanic female with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and secondary pulmonary hypertension. We believe this is the first reported case of lung transplantation in a Jehovah’s Witness.

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