Surgery and recovery involves more than replacing your lungs. The process also includes making the physical and emotional adjustment to life with your new lungs.
It is important to discuss a possible lung transplant long before you need to be listed. This will give you time to prepare for transplant as a future option and work with your cystic fibrosis care team to understand the implications and to create a plan.
The studies aim to improve early detection of chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD), the leading cause of lung transplant failures.
Piper Beatty, a two-time double-lung transplant recipient, testifies at an FDA meeting on organ transplantation.
Today, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced plans to improve lung transplantation for people with CF at an Organ Summit, hosted by the White House. The event focused on new and innovative ways to improve outcomes for individuals waiting for organ transplants and to improve support for living donors.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been carefully following the story of a 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis who has severe lung disease and has been on a pediatric lung transplant list for 18 months. Her family has organized an online petition and filed a lawsuit to help her receive an adult donor lung.
The studies aim to improve our understanding of a common cause of lung transplant failures, a condition known as chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD).