OUR PROGRAMS Lung transplant patients have better outcomes when they are backed by a strong support network. LTP has created these support programs to enhance the quality of care provided to lung transplant patients, families and caregivers.
The Lung Transplant Project Support Group is a program to empower & educate people post-transplant to assist them in moving forward in life. Patients and their family derive great benefit by interacting firsthand with other people post-lung transplant. The support group is directed by a qualified social worker with knowledge about the typical challenges people face post-transplant. LTP Support Group will discuss topics such as: mental well-being, re-inventing your life, exercise and nutrition, challenges post-transplant, and relationships. With the help of today’s advances in research, medicine and technology, more people are receiving lung transplants, they are living longer and achieving more than ever before. LTP Support group will assist in living life to its fullest.
While the cost of receiving a lung transplant is typically covered by most insurance companies, travel and relocationcosts are usually not covered and are absorbed by the patient’s families The Lung Transplant Project Patient Grant provides a source of funds to help patients and families pay for the expenses that are not covered by their insurance. Potential expenses to the recipient and family include but are not limited to: patient and family costs for transportation to and from the surgery site, to and from clinic visits after the transplant; housing, food, and living expenses associated with relocation to the transplant center. The fund supports a variety of needs associated with patient care and
not typically covered by insurance. Please request an application.
The Lung Transplant Project Mentorship Program is a peer-mentoring program for people pre-transplant to connect with a post-transplant recipient to empower & educate on the transplant journey. Through this program, a pre-transplant person will be matched with a post-transplant recipient. They will connect over phone, video or email on important topics.
Providing opportunities for people to interact with those who have already undergone a lung transplant will create an individualized network of support. The mentors in The Mentoring Project have all undergone a series of training sessions, with each mentor qualified and trained to give advice, support and guidance to others.
• Peer mentors are either adults post-transplant or family members of people post-transplant who can share their experiences, listen to your concerns, and be a resource for you.
• Peer mentoring is not mental health counseling and is not for medical advice.
A lung transplant and hospital stay can be an overwhelming experience. The Lung Transplant Project is pleased to offer you a Survival Kit to ease your journey home, as you start your new life. LTP believes that, post-transplant, everybody should be empowered and celebrate life! The Survival Kit includes educational podcasts, exercise tips, and positive living items to help start your journey with your new gift of life.
The Lung Transplant Podcast Program is a series of educational podcasts with a variety of speakers. Topics range from to what to expect before your transplant to medication side effects to post-transplant nutrition and health. The Podcast Program includes interviews with renowned doctors, surgeons, scientists, and transplant coordinators. People will learn about the latest breakthroughs in lung transplantation as well as what is happening in lung transplant research. The “Living, Breathing, Succeeding” series of podcasts, are made possible through unrestricted educational grants, provide information and inspiration to the lung transplant community and anyone else interested in the world of transplant.