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originally posted by: TiredofControlFreaks
but to researcher when they use the word "smoker", they mean everyone who has ever smoked more than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime.
ut for one in five patients, their donors had smoked a packet a day or more for at least 20 years. Despite this, the researchers said patients' survival rate was not harmed by receiving a smoker's lung and the research should ease patients' fears about donors who had smoked. The study showed that patients who received lungs from non-smokers actually had a slightly lower one-year survival rate. The research was carried out at Harefield Hospital in north-west London.