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Lung Transplant

Read about people whose lives were changed with lung transplant surgery at Duke, and learn how Duke transplant specialists use new procedure and techniques to give people a second chance at life.

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Full of Life After Double Lung Transplant Surgery
Full of Life After Double Lung Transplant Surgery

Karen McLeod radiates energy and is quick to laugh. But just one year ago, her situation was drastically different. Frequently hospitalized because of advanced ...

Big Ambitions After a Second Double Lung Transplant at Duke
Big Ambitions After a Second Double Lung Transplant at Duke

Finishing a 60-mile endurance march is a major accomplishment for anyone. It is particularly impressive for 49-year-old Sara Kominsky, who completed the event ...

Feeling Grateful After a Double Lung Transplant at Duke
Feeling Grateful After a Double Lung Transplant at Duke

Rodney White was no stranger to an active life. A former athlete, the 53-year-old enjoyed regular visits to the gym and mowing his lawn. So when a routine emer ...

Brothers Thrive After Lung Transplants at Duke
Brothers Thrive After Lung Transplants at Duke

U.S. Air Force veteran Michael Bonnette and his brother Robert, a volunteer firefighter, are used to saving the lives of others. After developing pulmonary fib ...

Duke’s Short Lung Transplant Wait Saves CF Patient
Duke’s Short Lung Transplant Wait Saves CF Patient

Cystic fibrosis patient Aimee Driscoll was given just hours to live. With no donor lungs available near her home in Maine, she was flown to Duke.

Duke Leads National Effort to Improve Lung Transplant Survival
Duke Leads National Effort to Improve Lung Transplant Survival

A $12.95 million NIH grant awarded to Duke researcher Scott Palmer, MD, will fund a network of centers dedicated to improving patient survival following lung t ...

Lung Transplant Cures Hereditary Lung Disease
Lung Transplant Cures Hereditary Lung Disease

A lung transplant was Gary Singleton's only option after he was diagnosed with a rare lung disease. Today he's back at work and doing what he loves to do.