Ministers consider lung transplant plea
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Scottish government considers lung transplant plea

The first heart transplant operation in Scotland was carried out 25 years ago.

Now the Scottish government has said it is considering a request from surgeons to be allowed to carry out lung transplants for the first time.

The Golden Jubilee National Hospital, in Clydebank, is currently the only heart transplant unit in the UK which cannot also offer lung replacement surgery.

BBC Scotland's social affairs correspondent Reevel Alderson reports.

  • 09 Dec 2016