By early 2019, a lung restoration facility will be added to the Mayo Clinic’s Duval County campus. "It's going to be regenerating lungs that would otherwise be thrown in the trash," professor of medicine Charles Bruce said. Bruce called the facility a first of its kind in the state. It will essentially be a hub to restore lungs and get them back to health. Then, he said the lungs will be distributed to people across the country who need transplants. "Often lungs are damaged to the point they can't be used," Bruce said.
Context: “This collaboration is exciting because it allows Mayo Clinic to bring the latest advances in life-saving technology to transplant patients,” says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida. “Ultimately, this relationship will help Mayo Clinic expand its reach to patients who could benefit from this innovation. Increasing the number of lungs available for transplantation provides more options for patients suffering from pulmonary disease.” You can read more here on Mayo Clinic News Network.
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