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Stanford Hospital & Clinics Performs 500th Lung Transplant


From the moment she took a breath in the Stanford Hospital & Clinics recovery room, 65-year-old Patsy Nix knew that her newly transplanted lungs were working. That first breath, she said, "was a miracle." What she didn't know was that her transplant was far more than a personal landmark. Hers was the 500th lung transplant for Stanford.

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