Lung procurement from a donor on ECMO support

Ren Dewei, Walid K.Abu Saleh, Odeaa Al Jabbari, Basel Ramlawi, Brian A. Bruckner, Eddie Suarez, Matthias Loebe

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We report the case of a 50-year-old man with congestive heart failure who became a candidate for organ donation after anoxic brain injury after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) who was on a venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. On visualization, the donor's lung was acceptable for lung transplantation to a 68-year-old male patient with a chronic history of pulmonary fibrosis. Right single-lung implantation was successfully performed in the recipient. Herein, we report a case that highlights our institution's result suggesting that the use of a lung previously on ECMO support can safely and potentially expand the donor lung pool in carefully selected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e40-e41
JournalASAIO Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 3 2015


  • Lung transplantation
  • Organ donation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering


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