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Can someone with lung cancer donate their heart ?

Can someone with lung cancer donate their heart?
Asked On : Wed, 22 Jun 2011
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General Surgeon 's  Response
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No lung cancer patient should not donate heart
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Answered: Wed, 22 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. P. Mahesh's  Response
Hi Samantha,

Welcome to HCM.
If the patient is brain dead, he / she can donate all his /her organs which are transplantable, provide the organ to be donated is in perfect working condition.
Donation of heart depends on the extent of spread of lung cancer. If the heart is not affected and is in perfectly working condition, then it is possible to use that heart for transplantation.
Answered: Wed, 22 Jun 2011
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