Depending on the patient's blood type, most patients in the New York region wait an average of six to twelve months before transplantation. During this waiting period, it is critical that patients maintain good nutrition, an exercise program, and overall health, so that they will be strong enough for surgery when a donor organ becomes available.
- Q How are donor lungs screened before transplantation?
- Q How are donor lungs allocated to people who need a transplant?
- Q Who will I see during a lung transplant evaluation?
- Q What should I bring to a lung transplant evaluation?
- Q What is the difference between a single and bilateral lung transplant?
- Q What happens during a consultation for lung transplant surgery?