The number of people waiting for a lung transplant has gone up by 46% over the past five years, according to official figures. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) said the challenge of matching lungs of the right size and a rising number of ageing donors are possible factors. It called on people to talk about organ donation, because lung transplants are the only hope for those on the list. The overall waiting list for organs has come down over the same period. There are now 354 people waiting for a new lung in the UK, compared to 242 in 2012-13 - Laura Beattie from Greater Manchester is one of them.
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