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 What happens before a lung transplant operation?
- Q How do emergency personnel know I've had a lung transplant?
- Q What are the different types of lung transplants?
- Q Can a person who was a heavy smoker be a lung donor?
- Q What is the difference between a single and bilateral lung transplant?
- Q What criteria must I meet to be considered for a lung transplant?