Our foundation was established because there simply is not enough research out there for post-lung transplant recipients. After lung transplantation a person has a high risk of developing rejection at any time, more so than with most solid organ transplants. You would think this would lead more health organizations, drug companies, etc. to invest in studies that would benefit those at risk? It's simply not happening. Doctors have to look to other studies done specifically for kidney transplantation, etc. for therapies and meds needed for lung transplant recipients. It's just not ideal, so the LTF is here to promote awareness and raise money to help initiate new studies for the many, many people who are post-lung transplant and hoping to continue to live life rejection-free! I am on of those hoping!
The Lung Transplant Foundation (LTF) is building,from the ground up, an organization devoted to raising funding for research into chronic rejection in lung receipients. This organization, conceived by a caring physician and a patient, has been growing by leaps and bounds in the short time it has been running. The board is constructed of lung transplant recipients and people who care about recipients. We have launched a website and we are currently preparing for our first big event in the fall. We have some amazing people working on the established committees who inspire us and also direct us in fundraising. This organization provides hope to thousands of recipients who, even if healthy, have the spectre of chronic rejection hanging over their head as there is no known cure. This organization has already provided hope for recipients world-wide.