What does this mean? Well, I'm not sure. Perhaps, surgeons and tx centers will be ably to prioritize the procurement of lungs in the donation procurement surgeries? Hmm. Maybe not, because I think the lungs and heart are the last to be procured. I am not sure.... but I can't see any way that it's not good news for lung patients that the outcomes are good with donors who passed from cardiac death. Piper explains a little bit in the comments below. Perhaps some other readers will comment as well.
Some people read these posts and wonder, how can I so casually talk about where the lungs come from and different types of death? I have come to terms with the idea that no matter whether a person donates their organs or not, they die. It's sad, but it's also true:
"Don't take your organs to heaven, heaven knows we need them here."