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A pulmonary transplant (or lung transplant) is a surgical procedure in which a diseased lung is removed and replaced with a healthy lung from a donor. A lung transplant will often be recommended if a person has advanced lung disease that is unresponsive to other treatments and/or when a person's life expectancy is likely less than 2-3 years. A lung transplant is considered for those suffering from the following conditions:
UW Medicine achieves milestone of 1,000 lung transplants

UW Medicine achieves milestone of 1,000 lung transplants

TFLH, BHF and NHSBT highlight the need for heart and lung emojis

TFLH, BHF and NHSBT highlight the need for heart and lung emojis

Orlando Health ORMC offers new lung valve treatment for patients with severe emphysema

Orlando Health ORMC offers new lung valve treatment for patients with severe emphysema

UVA launches Fibrosis Initiative to fight the growing cause of death

UVA launches Fibrosis Initiative to fight the growing cause of death

Scientists pinpoint cause of fatal respiratory disorder that turns babies' lips and skin blue

Scientists pinpoint cause of fatal respiratory disorder that turns babies' lips and skin blue

Miracle machine makes heroic rescues — and leaves patients in limbo

Miracle machine makes heroic rescues — and leaves patients in limbo

Mini-biographies help clinicians connect with patients

Mini-biographies help clinicians connect with patients

Manuka honey could be useful in treating cystic fibrosis lung infection

Manuka honey could be useful in treating cystic fibrosis lung infection

British teenager with life-threatening infection successfully treated with phage therapy

British teenager with life-threatening infection successfully treated with phage therapy

NIH-funded trial demonstrates safety of potential treatment in lung transplant patients

NIH-funded trial demonstrates safety of potential treatment in lung transplant patients

Study finds link between common virus and faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis

Study finds link between common virus and faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis

Hepatitis C-infected thoracic organs can be safely transplanted, study finds

Hepatitis C-infected thoracic organs can be safely transplanted, study finds

Synthetic peptide appears to disrupt inflammation and protect kidneys from nephritis

Synthetic peptide appears to disrupt inflammation and protect kidneys from nephritis

Penn researchers cure nine HCV patients following heart transplants from infected donors

Penn researchers cure nine HCV patients following heart transplants from infected donors

Study uncovers new clues to lung transplant rejection

Study uncovers new clues to lung transplant rejection

New clinical practice guideline on home oxygen therapy for children

New clinical practice guideline on home oxygen therapy for children

MUSC researchers identify potential therapeutic target for lung fibrosis

MUSC researchers identify potential therapeutic target for lung fibrosis

Study finds elevated lung cancer risk after lung transplantation

Study finds elevated lung cancer risk after lung transplantation

New study confirms geographic bias in lung allocation for transplant

New study confirms geographic bias in lung allocation for transplant

Protein which plays role in sensing cell damage serves as new target to treat pulmonary hypertension

Protein which plays role in sensing cell damage serves as new target to treat pulmonary hypertension