Lung transplant patient dies after getting organs from smoker12/20/2012
If you were to ever receive an organ transplant, you'd expect that that organ itself would be in good condition and without flaws, right? For England's Jennifer Wederell, 27, who had suffered from cystic fibrosis and underwent a lung transplant in 2011 after waiting 18 months, that may not have been the case: The lungs she received came from a smoker. Wederell died of cancer in August, and her father, Colin Grannell, says this fact wasn't disclosed and that he doesn't think his daughter would have accepted the transplant if she had known the full story. Though the lungs were deemed clinically healthy, Harefield Hospital in London apologized for not informing Wederell. [Source]
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