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    Looking for Bloodless Lung Transplant

    Hello. I am trying to locate a bloodless surgery program that would consider doing a bloodless lung transplant for a CF pt who is a Jehovah's Witness. I am writing from Canada and no centre in Canada will do a bloodless lung transplant that I am aware of. Other centres in the states I have investigated thus far indicate that while they do certain bloodless transplants, they do not do lungs.

    Does anyone have any idea of a centre which may consider it? If there is a possibility out there I want to make sure I find it for this young patient.

    Many thanks for any help you can offer.
    Pat, CF Social Worker

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    Dear Pat,

    You may be able to get some answers from Jessica Varisco here at this link:
    Sharon Grant
    Editorial Team

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    Thanks Sharon. I will check this kink. Pat

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    Here is the address and Phone Number for Jessica Varisco Bloodless Surgery Coordinator:
    in Houston TX Dr. Scheinin, 1315 St. Joseph Pkwy, #1306, Houston, TX 77002,
    713-756-5314 dr ph
    713-763-4511 jessica's pgr.
    218-705-6462 jessica's cell phone
    hope this helps
    It's St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston TX

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