Welcome the The Lung Transplant Project Blog…a place to visit to learn about lung disease, pre- and post-transplant issues, and the advances being made—right now—in the world of lung transplantation.
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
“Cystic Fibrosis is a hereditary disorder affecting the exocrine glands. It causes the production of abnormally thick mucus, leading to the blockage of the pancreatic ducts, intestines, and bronchi and often resulting in respiratory infection.” [...]
What To Do While You’re on the Waitlist
After a potential transplant patient goes through the process of finding the right transplant hospital, several medical evaluations, and the placement onto the national waiting list, there is an entirely new battle for the patient to go up against: the wait. According to the Gift of Life Donor Program & The Cleveland Clinic, the average median wait time to transplant a lung is 4 – 6 months, but this does not mean it takes just 6 months for everybody. [...]