Lung Transplant Foundation
Rating: 5 stars 4 4 reviews
Po Box 33126 Raleigh NC 27636 USA
To assist transplant patients and caregivers, promote and educate the community on the benefits of organ donation, and to fund lung transplant research
The primary objective of the organization is funding for research to improve transplant outcomes. A total of $75,725 in grants was given in 2015 to help fund study of the mechanisms of bronchiolitis obliterans, the leading cause of death among the lung transplant population. As part of this objective, the lung transplant foundation participated in the duke lung transplant symposium in 2015.
the lung transplant foundation has designed and maintained a website. The website includes information on the history of lung transplants, news about current lung transplant research, information about the foundation, and information on donating and volunteering.
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The Lung Transplant Foundation was started by a group of Duke lung transplant recipients who wished to address the serious problem of chronic rejection. Rejection occurs most frequently in lung transplant recipients compared to all other solid organ transplant recipients, in part due to the constant interplay between the lungs and the environment. Five years after transplant, approximately 50% of lung recipients have rejection, some of whom have already died as a result.The Lung Transplant Foundation seeks to change this by raising research funds for allocation to physicians with active research programs investigating risk factors and therapeutic treatments for chronic rejection. I am thrilled to be partnering with this organization comprised of inspiring individuals.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I work closely with the fund raising planning committee and have appreciated the motivation and investment of the Lung Transplant Foundation.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I whole heatedly believe in their mission. Their are insufficient NIH funds ear marked for chronic rejection. I would love to see more fund raisers occur such that grants can begin to be allocated.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
their sense of purpose and urgency to address chronic rejection after lung trasnplant.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
kind, compassionate, and smart.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
award 10 competitive grants to lung transplant research physicians across the nation.
Ways to make it better...
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
raising sufficient capitol to begin allocating grants.
One thing I'd also say is that...
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