A French woman died in cancer after she got lung from a smoker, according to research published in the medical journal Lung cancer, which warns of the risks associated with these donors.
Cystic fibrosis patient received a November transplant from a 57-year-old woman who smoked a cigarette packet every day for 30 years.
The victim has been following her child since her condition, and after the rapid deterioration of health status, doctors transplanted.
According to the organ donation database, the transplanted lungs belonged to a 57-year-old woman who for a period of 30 years smoked a cigarette packet daily ", marks the studies at the Montpellier University in France.
According to the study, no evidence of anomalies was observed during the donor's death.
But one and a half years after the transplant, in June 2017, the victim was placed in a hospital in Montpellier and died two months later without therapy.
The short time between transplantation and abnormalities suggests that carcinogenicity in the life of the donor is ", discuss the authors of the study.
The cancer whose development has been accelerated due to treatments for which the patient has been removed from the lungs.
In view of the relatively long latency of lung cancer, it is recommended that donor donations be carefully taken into account ""concluded Jean-Louis Pujol.