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Online ISSN 1827-191X
Grande A. M., Rinaldi M., D’Armini A. M., Pellegrini C., Viganò
Division of Cardiac Surgery Department of Surgery and Organ Transplantation IRCCS “San Matteo” Polyclinic University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Jehovah’s Witnesses, patients who refuse blood transfusions, are generally not considered as candidates for lung transplantation owing to the frequent requirement for transfusions. A successful procedure in a Jehovah’s Witness is presented and to our knowledge this is the 2nd reported case. The patient, a 38-year-old female, type I diabetes, affected by idiopatic pulmonary fibrosis underwent left lung transplantation. From the same pulmonary bloc a twinning procedure was obtained by means of right lung transplantation in a 58-year-old man affected by the same pathology. Surgical strategies employed in achieving a successful outcome, ethical and moral aspects are discussed.