| Mar 31, 2012
A diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis amounts to a death sentence.
A progressive disease in which damaged lungs continue to scar over, it causes difficulty breathing, particularly with the intake of air. There is no cure.
Doctors for Bill Millan and Jim...
| Jan 8, 2012
For brief moments, Cassie Stanley can forget her precarious relationship with death.
She forgot on Christmas morning when her family opened presents. At other times, she forgets by immersing herself in watching the Bulls or Cubs on TV in her family's...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 7:56 PM
CAMARILLO (KTLA) -- It is very much a life or death situation for one baby girl in desperate need of a lung transplant.
Katelyn Policastro, just 5-weeks-old, suffers from alveolar capillary dysplasia, an extremely rare condition that affects less than...
| Jul 28, 2006
To qualify for Medicare funding, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires transplant centers to perform a certain number of transplants annually and achieve a specific unadjusted survival rate for patients one year after surgery....
| Dec 22, 2008
Michael Jackson is ailing from a rare lung condition and needs to undergo a transplant, according to the author of a new biography on the King of Pop.
Author Ian Halperin said Jackson, 50, suffers from Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, a condition that...
| Oct 29, 2009
A new gene therapy procedure to restore function in lungs damaged during harvesting from donors could make more of the organs available for transplanting, Canadian researchers reported Wednesday.
Currently, only about 15% of potential donor lungs are...
| Jul 14, 2009
| 2:53 PM
LONDON -- British doctors designed a radical solution to save a girl with major heart problems in 1995: they implanted a donor heart directly onto her own failing heart.
After 10 years with two blood pumping organs, Hannah Clark's faulty one did what...