Lung transplant patients face problems few of us will ever encounter. But for every challenge patients face, there is a medical breakthrough.


The Lung Transplant Project presents several new support programs to enhance the quality of care for lung transplant patients, families and caregivers.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our founder, Victor Fink

Victor Fink, our visionary founder, worked tirelessly to raise money for research in lung transplantation. Research he knew he would not personally benefit from, but he felt a deep commitment to give back what he had received.

Victor remained upbeat until the end, grateful for the life-extending lung transplant that gave him 6 more years of life. Six years, during which he founded a charity and raised one million dollars for research. If you are inspired by his powerful example, please make a donation in his honor, today

To learn more about this extraordinary man, who touched the lives of thousands, click here

New Era in Lung Transplantation

Many of us have benefited from life-extending lung transplants and were given a second chance at life. Now, our mission is to fund the research that will soon solve the problems of rejection, infection and lengthy waiting lists.

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Patient Stories


Story from Jackie Price

In June 2016, I was a full time employee, lived with a roommate and was hanging out with my friends on the weekend. Things like doing laundry and walking just a block were becoming increasingly more difficult and with 28% lung function I knew transplant was in my future. But with a fighter attitude, I […]


A letter to my organ donor…

Six years ago, on April 18, 2012 I received the ultimate gift – a healthy set of lungs. This is my transplant story and finally, an open letter to my donor Chris who gave me a second chance at life. On April 17th I was called to Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) in New York […]


The Story of Sam Wydner

My dad, Sam Wydner, had a life-extending lung transplant at Columbia University Medical Center/NY Presbyterian on February 20, 2015. I remember the date well, because when I saw him on February 19, he was struggling for breath even with 50 liters of oxygen. I really thought it would be the last time I saw him […]

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