SC Woman gets Lung Transplant

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A 60-year-old Anderson woman has become the first patient to receive a lung transplant in South Carolina in 14 years.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Evin Evans received new lungs in an operation at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston on March 9.

It was the first lung transplant performed at MUSC since 1997 when the university suspended its transplant program after its main surgeon left. Evans is a goat farmer and doctors say her lungs likely failed because of exposure to the goats.

Until the transplant program was reinstated, South Carolina was one of only a few states without a lung transplant program.

Information from: The Post and Courier

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