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Grateful for every breath: UNC patient is nation's longest lung transplant survivor

Grateful for every breath: UNC patient is nation's longest lung transplant survivor

Howell Graham, who received a lung transplant at UNC Hospitals, is now the longest-surviving lung transplant patient in the United States. He talks about his transplant, the first for a cystic fibrosis patient at UNC, and his appreciation for the better life he received with his new lungs. Thomas M. Egan, M.D., M.Sc., was Graham's transplant surgeon.

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