Efflorescence

Maya Gough💀 Idaho🌲

Eagle High School

~indie music~

Efflorescence
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Lung (The Living Transplant Series)
The lung is an amazing organ, possibly my favorite. The lung is an interesting organ because although it does not regenerate, we can use parts of it to help others. A living donor is able to donate a lobe of their lung (we have 5 total). The first successful transplant using lobes from living donors was carried out by Professor Starnes in the USA (from USC, fight on!). 
In 1996 he reported a 75% one-year survival rate for 20 CF patients who had had lung transplants from living lobe donors. This is a similar rate to that for conventional transplantation. There were no reports of mortality in the donors. The major advantage of a living lobe transplantation for patients with CF is that the patient gets a transplant instead of a 50% chance of dying on the waiting list.
The recipient has both their lungs removed, and requires two donors to donate a lobe each. Pictured above is not a living lung transplant, as they are rarer and harder to find a good photograph of, but is a lung transplant procedure with the healthy lung getting ready. What do you guys think, would you be able to donate a lobe of your lung to someone?
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Heart? (The Living Transplant Series)
This might sound crazy… but in rare instances a domino transplant makes some heart-lung recipients living heart donors. When a patient receives a heart-lung “bloc” from a deceased donor, his or her healthy heart may be given to an individual waiting for a heart transplant. Extremely rare, this procedure is used when physicians determine that the deceased donor lungs will function best if they are used in conjunction with the deceased donor heart.
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Heart? (The Living Transplant Series)
This might sound crazy… but in rare instances a domino transplant makes some heart-lung recipients living heart donors. When a patient receives a heart-lung “bloc” from a deceased donor, his or her healthy heart may be given to an individual waiting for a heart transplant. Extremely rare, this procedure is used when physicians determine that the deceased donor lungs will function best if they are used in conjunction with the deceased donor heart.
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"…and you drink a little too much and try a little too hard. And you go home to a cold bed and think, ‘That was fine’. And your life is a long line of fine."
Flynn, Gillian. Gone Girl.   (via fckn12yearold)
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casualcliches:

Audrey Hepburn on the set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
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