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

Patient Support Program

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

Our Gala

Our 3rd Annual Gala was a dazzling night. The room was filled with patients, family and friends, doctors, nurses and support staff. But mostly, it was filled with love.

Your donation will lead to smarter technologies, better quality of life, greatly improved outcomes and longer life expediencies for all lung transplant patients.

Annual Gala 2018

October 15th was a spectacular event at Guastavinos,  NYC.
There were heartfelt moments, an amazing performance by Sister Sledge and lots of love & support.

It is because of nights like these, that lung transplant patients have hope.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Gala for making that possible.

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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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