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Cystic fibrosis charity calls for lung donation change

10 March 2014 Last updated at 11:41 GMT

A charity has called for a national allocation system to boost the number of successful UK lung transplants.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust said it was a "scandal" that 1 in 3 cystic fibrosis sufferers died whilst waiting for donated lungs.

The Trust's chief executive Ed Owen told BBC Radio 5 live's Morning Reports that a change to the system would be a "great beacon of hope."

NHS Blood and Transplant said they were reviewing their approach to ensure they delivered the best patient outcomes and would make changes if other methods were found to help patients.