Feb 22, 2019

Woman with heart and double-lung transplant praises new technology

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Three years ago Kate Phillips, who has suffered congenital heart disease her whole life, received a heart and lung transplant which saved her life.

But her successful operation isn’t a reality for many patients on vital organ waiting lists.

Out of 381 hearts only 81 were successfully transplanted in Australia last year. Hearts are usually lucky to withstand a transport time of about four hours, with only one in four reaching operating tables.

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