‘My vision is that no patients should die waiting for an organ transplant’

The focus of cardiothoracic surgeon Sandra Lindstedt and her research team is lung transplantation. “Today, we can only use 20 percent of the donor lungs. What if we could recondition and regain lung function of just a portion of those lungs that we cannot use today? That would have a huge impact for patients on the waiting list for lung transplantation.” 

Sandra Lindstedt is a senior consultant in thoracic surgery at Skåne University Hospital and a researcher at the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM). In 2022, every week a researcher working at WCMM at Lund University and Skåne University Hospital is presented. In the video, Sandra Lindstedt shares more about her research. 

About Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine 

  • Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) is a research centre focused on Regenerative and Translational Medicine.  
  • Through integrated research environments and excellent infrastructure, conditions are created for world-leading molecular and translational research.  
  • The research at the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine was made possible by generous funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Region Skåne and the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University. The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is making a nationwide effort to ensure that Sweden regains a world-leading position in medical research.