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The surgery begins

Once you learn that a donor’s lungs are a viable match, you will be hurried into the pre-surgery area within minutes. You will be prepped with IVs in both arms and consulted by the doctors and nurses about what to expect next.

Your groin area may be shaved to make a clean site for a femoral artery line insertion. Then you will be wheeled into the operating room, where you will be put to sleep. Nurses will insert the femoral catheter as well as one in your jugular vein. These lines will help the surgeon monitor your vital signs during the operation.

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