Lung Transplants

Lung Transplants may be a treatment option for some patients. However, a lung transplant is not always right for everyone

To be considered for transplant, you must be willing to:

  • Accept the risks associated with surgery
  • Be physically capable of undergoing surgery, subsequent medical treatment and rehabilitation

Your physical and mental health must be thoroughly evaluated by a team of health care professionals

Due to the progressive nature of IPF and the potentially long wait period for a transplant, you should discuss the possibility of a lung transplant with your doctor and seek a referral to your local Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) clinic or Transplant Unit soon after being diagnosed with IPF

Some Questions to Ask When Considering Transplantation:

  • What are my choices besides transplantation?
  • What are the risks and benefits of transplantation?
  • What does the evaluation and testing process involve?
  • Who will perform my surgery?
  • What factors will affect my position on the wait list and the wait time?
  • Can I be listed in more than one region?