Mission: To assist transplant patients and caregivers, promote and educate the community on the benefits of organ donation, and to fund lung transplant research
Programs: 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.
I had a double lung transplant in2007 at the age of 65 and it will be 10 yrs on December 3 2017 it was a experience that I will not forget. I was diagnosed in 1996 withb pulmonary fibrosis and was on oxygen for a while but got better then 2007 I oxygen level dropped to 50% and I was told I had to go on oxygen just to go to the bathroom. I started pt at rex hospital three days a week and the nurse there was the one that mentioned a transplant and I was put in touch with doctor at duke and went to see doctor at duke.
The Lung Transplant Foundation has maximized their assets and resources to help promote awareness about organ donation and the need for research to improve the lives of individuals with lung transplants. The foundation works alongside families and practitioners in a region that fully supports the foundations goals. Therefore, the foundation is able to make quick, effective progress towards their goals.