MI Woman Dies After Receiving Double Lung Transplant With COVID Infected Lungs Despite Donor Having No Symptoms, Testing Negative

MI Woman Dies After Receiving Double Lung Transplant With COVID Infected Lungs Despite Donor Having No Symptoms, Testing Negative


A woman who waited for a new lease on life after receiving a double lung transplant never made it out of the hospital thanks to COVID-19, a virus that many believe was created in a lab. One of the major concerns about COVID-19 is that people can spread the disease without ever exhibiting a single symptom. Unfortunately, false-negative tests for COVID-19 are also not uncommon.

Oregon Live reports – Doctors say a woman in Michigan contracted COVID-19 and died last fall two months after receiving a tainted double-lung transplant from a donor who turned out to harbor the virus that causes the disease — despite showing no signs of illness and initially testing negative.

Officials at the University of Michigan Medical School suggested it may be the first proven case of COVID-19 in the U.S. in which the virus was transmitted via an organ transplant. A surgeon who handled the donor lungs was also infected with the virus

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