Lung Transplant Week

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Information for Patients

Lung Transplant Week


Facts about lung transplantation

Lung transplant is a relatively new and innovative therapy for patients with end stage lung disease.

Before your lung transplant

Evaluation and "The Window". There are certain criteria you must meet in order to qualify for a lung transplant.

During your lung transplant

What happens after you get "The Call", your transplant!

Post transplant, afterwards

Then what happens, when can I leave?

Transplant rejection

What is rejection and what can happen?

The caretakers

When and how can they help after my transplant?


Are you looking to connect? These forums are online communities in which you can participate in real conversations about lung transplantation.

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