domino donation

The transplantation of the (cadaveric) heart and lungs of patient A into patient B, who has long standing lung disease—e.g., cystic fibrosis—but a heart suitable for donation, which is transplanted into patient C
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domino donation

Transplantation of heart and lungs of cadaveric origin into Pt A, who has long standing lung disease–eg, cystic fibrosis, but who has a heart suitable for donation, transplanting A's heart into B. See Heart-lung transplantation, Multiorgan donation, UNOS.
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Known as "domino donation", medics transplant the organs of three people - two living donors and one deceased.