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How do emergency personnel know I've had a lung transplant?

Following transplant, you should wear a medical identification bracelet or necklace at all times. Your nurse can provide an order form for this essential and life-saving jewelry. Indicate on the form that you have had a lung transplant and are "immunosuppressed," and have your transplant team's phone number included on the tag. You may want to include your local doctor's phone number also.

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