What should I do while I wait for a donor lung?

Lyall A. Gorenstein, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
It may take many months for replacement organ(s) to become available. During your wait, it is critical for you to maintain good nutrition and keep up rehabilitation efforts under the care of your local physician. Most transplant recipients will tell you that this waiting time was the most difficult part of their entire transplant experience. The transplant coordinator and social worker serve as your advocates, recommending and facilitating the support services you may require.

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