12 May 2005

RTE News

Woman undergoes lung transplant at Mater

12 May 2005 17:56

Mater Hospital, Dublin

A female patient in the Mater Hospital in Dublin has undergone the first lung transplant operation to be carried out in the State.

The woman is recovering in intensive care after undergoing the operation in the early hours of this morning. She is said to be in a stable condition.

Medical organisations and groups representing patients have welcomed the development.

Up to now, Irish patients had to travel to England for lung transplants.

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