Posts tagged with lungs


Fifteen-year-old Matthew was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was four. Matthew and his mum Allison and tell us about coping with the condition.

Tineke Dixon sailing in 2012

41-year-old Tineke Dixon has celebrated the 25th anniversary of her heart and lung transplant, which she received at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in November 1988 at the age of 16.

Researchers are set to rewrite the charts they use to assess children’s lungs and diagnose respiratory conditions, following an extensive study of more than 2,000 primary school pupils in London.

UCL Institute of Child Health’s Dr Paolo De Coppi, lead author of the study

A faster and more effective method of preparing organs for transplant has been successfully tested by a team led by Great Ormond Street Hospital’s research partner the UCL Institute of Child Health.

Humphrey as a baby

Miranda’s son, Humphrey, needed arterial switch surgery days after he was born. Here, Miranda talks about dealing with the diagnosis and being transferred to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Mason Lewis

Last year, when he was just four years old, my son Mason became the smallest person to undergo a lung transplant in the UK.


Isobel was born to parents Abigail and Shaun on 21 November 2010, and it became quite apparent very soon that there was a problem…

Breakthrough guide - heart and lung

Breakthrough guide – heart and lungEvery year Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity publishes a new Breakthrough in Children’s Medicine guide covering a different area of medical expertise and focusing on the unique achievements the hospital has made as one of the world’s leading centres for treating childhood disease.

Mason Lewis

Four year old Mason Lewis from Warwickshire has become the smallest person, at just three foot (93 centimetres) tall, to undergo a lung transplant in the UK. Mason is also the youngest person with pulmonary hypertension (PH – a rare blood vessel disorder) in the UK to successfully undergo a lung transplant. The transplant took place at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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