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Can donor cause of death affect the survival of lung transplant recipients?

Researchers assessed the association between lung donor cause of death and recipient survival, focusing on asphyxiation or drowning as the cause of death. 

Out of 18,250 adult primary lung transplants, researchers studied the 309 cases that involved asphyxiation or drowning. They found that although the hospital stay was slightly longer (0.8 days) for recipients of lungs from asphyxiation or drowning deaths when compared with people who received lungs from all other causes of donor death, survival rates were the same, and there were no differences in treatment for rejection within the first year, post-transplant dialysis or post-transplant stroke. 

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