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Coronavirus patient receives world’s first living donor lung transplant in Japan

Doctors in Japan announced on Thursday they have successfully performed the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a patient with severe lung damage from Covid-19.The recipient, identified only as a woman from Japan’s western region of Kansai, is recovering after the nearly 11-hour operation on Wednesday, Kyoto University Hospital said in a statement.It said her husband and son, who donated parts of their lungs, are also in stable condition.The university said it was the…

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