Woman Receives Smokers Lungs During Transplant
(AP) The family of a 28-year-old British woman who unknowingly received a lung transplant from a smoker says she would have been horrified, and have lodged a complaint.
Cystic fibrosis sufferer Lyndsey Scott received a double lung transplant from a donor who had smoked for three decades. She died in July of pneumonia. Britain's top transplant official defended the decision and said patients should be told they are not getting a brand new organ. He said on the BBC that lungs from a smoker can be working perfectly normal.
Scott's family called for patients to be told more information about organ donors before accepting a transplant.