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Transplanted Lung Functions, Hospital Reports

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29
Month
March
Year
1971
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ThE héVluSgof Mrs. Paúlifie Holland of Ann Arbor, transpanted Saturday by University chest surgeons, has been tested without aid of a respirator and determined to be functioning on its own, University Hospital reported at noon today. "Everything is going fine," said Dr. Donald R. Kahn, head of the U-M transplant team. The patiënt, however, is still being maintained by use of a respirator in the hospital's Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and will be for an indefinite period. Withdrawal from the respirator, according to Dr. Kahn, will be gradual and periodic tests of the lung's viability and function will be made before she is fully withdrawn from it. The hospital reported Mrs. Holland's conditíon continúes to be "good" and her vital signs "stable." She is awake. Mrs. Holland, 64, was suffering from interstitial fibrosis, a disease which progressively replaces healthy lung tissue with scar tissue. She received the lung of 30-year-old Frank A. Hemmer of Monroe, a purchasing agent for Mercy Hospital at Monroe. The donor's identity, at first concealed, was revealed today by the family. He had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage last Thursday and died at i University Hospital. J