When thinking of lung transplants you typically think of patients with lung cancer, but there are many other types of respiratory diseases that can put patients onto the organ donor list. One very unfortunate truth about patients waiting for a lung transplant is that the wait can be difficult and last well over a year. During that time the patient must wait, laying in hospital beds or at home because their lungs don’t function as their supposed to. Thanks to a new piece of technology, patients waiting for a lung transplant can breathe a little easier thanks to a new Portable Artificial Lung called PAAL. This device lets patients live their lives rather than just waiting for their name to be called for their transplant.