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LUNG TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION
June 14, 2010

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!

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I am a lung transplant recipient. I know the money raised from this organization will go towards research. This research will benefit me and help find ways to combat chronic rejection.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I am a Board member and have helped with the creation of the Foundation's website and currently work with the Fundraising chairperson to help organize our first major event.