Lung transplant may be an option for some people with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have tried every other avenue of treatment. Lung transplants may involve one (single-lung transplantation) or two (bilateral lung transplantation) lungs harvested from an organ donor who has died recently. The donor must be a good genetic match in order to avoid organ rejection. The donor must also be located within your region.
There are extensive criteria for becoming a candidate for lung transplant in addition to the severity of your disease. Most lung transplant candidates have experienced decline in their conditions despite closely following a medical... read more