Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.20 Issue No.62. March 2021 - June 2021

Japan performs world’s first lung transplant from living donors for COVID-19 patient


In April 2021, doctors from Kyoto University Hospital, Japan performed the world’s first lung transplant from living donors for a patient who had severe lung damage due to COVID-19.  The patient was a woman from Kansai, in the western region of Japan. Her husband donated a part of his left lung and her son donated a part of his right lung. The surgery that took 11 hours was performed by a 30-member team headed by Dr. Hiroshi Date. He said that they had demonstrated that there was hope for such patients requiring a lung transplant through living donors, not only deceased donors.


How to cite this article:
- Navin S, Shroff S. Japan performs world’s first lung transplant from living donors for COVID-19 patient. Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.20 Issue No.62. March 2021 - June 2021

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- Navin S, Shroff S. Japan performs world’s first lung transplant from living donors for COVID-19 patient. Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.20 Issue No.62. March 2021 - June 2021. Available at:
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