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‘Milestone’ surgery: Illinois health care worker dying of COVID-19 receives lungs from person who recovered from the disease but died in an accident

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Northwestern Medicine thoracic pathologist Dr. Anjana Yeldandi, left, with Dr. Ankit Bharat, chief of thoracic surgery, were part of a team that performed the first known double lung transplant where both the donor and the recipient had been stricken with COVID-19. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)

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