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Patients awaiting organ transplants may be able to extend the critical time period in which they await a suitable organ, thanks to a new technique that saved the life of a patient in Toronto last year. In an experimental procedure at Toronto’s General Hospital, doctors were able to remove the failing lungs of a woman and keep her alive without lungs for six days, until suitable donor lungs became available.  

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