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  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​1983

    World’s first successful single lung transplant

    first successful single lung transplant
  • 1986

    World’s first successful double lung transplant​

    Double Lung transplant - 1986
  • World’s first successful pediatric lung transplant

  • 1988

    World’s first double lung transplant for cystic fibrosis​​

  • 2006

    First North American use of the Novalung artificial lung to keep patients alive long enough to receive life-saving transplants​​

    Breathtaking Device - 2006
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    2008

    First in human, Toronto Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion System to repair and recondition donor lungs prior to transplant​​

    ExVivo
  • 2009

    Use of gene therapy to repair injured human donor lungs​

    Gene therapy - 2009
  • 2010

    World’s first successful neonatal lung transplant across the blood type barrier​​​

  • 2012​

    World’s first clinical organ regeneration laboratory established in TGH operating room​

    World’s first clinical organ regeneration laboratory
  • 2015

    World’s first combined lung, liver, and pancreas transplant

    World’s first combined lung, liver, and pancreas transplant
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