Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. First performed in the early 1960s, a lung transplantation is a surgical procedure designed for people with severe lung conditions, in which one or both damaged lungs are replaced with healthy lungs from a human donor. According to statistics, since the early 1990s, more than 25,000 lung transplantations have been performed worldwide. Taking into account the fact that lung replacement patients have to wait a long period until a new lung transplant becomes available, a new British study found out that patients who received lung transplants from smokers, are more likely to survive than those who refuse such lungs and remain on the transplant waiting list. To find out more about the lung transplantation – read this book.