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Lung Transplant Breathes New Life Into Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

But a lung transplant is not a cure

A lung transplant is not a cure for cystic fibrosis and new lungs do not tend to last as long as other transplanted organs.  But it can extend the life of an individual with CF by years.  “You’re keeping them alive and hopefully well, hoping that something else will come along that will make a big difference,” said Dr. Anastassios Koumbourlis, pulmonary chief at Children’s National Medical Center in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.