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Being Referred as a Candidate for Lung Transplant

If your cystic fibrosis care team refers you to a lung transplant center, you and your transplant team will have the opportunity to get to know each other.

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    Going Through an Evaluation

    To be considered for a lung transplant, you must undergo an extensive evaluation at a transplant center. The process can take several days to several weeks, depending on the center. This evaluation will inform the transplant team about your health, finances, support system, and ability to follow a complex medical regimen.

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    What If You Aren’t Eligible?

    If the transplant committee thinks transplant surgery would be harmful to you, ask your transplant team about what options you have. It is possible that you will need to receive treatment for another medical condition before you may be considered a good candidate for a lung transplant.

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    Living in Limbo

    When you are waiting to be listed for a lung transplant, it can feel like you’re in limbo. Through the many frustrations and uncertainties, I’ve learned that it’s important to get support -- not only for my physical health, but for my emotional health as well.

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    Facing an Impossible List of Pre-Transplant Goals

    After my transplant team said I was too sick to undergo a double-lung transplant, I was determined to get well enough so that I could.

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