Patients are considered for lung transplant when their lung disease cannot be significantly improved by either medical or surgical therapies, and, when there is a high chance of death. Many types of lung disease may lead to end-stage lung failure. In some cases, the lung disease may also severely affect the function of the heart. Failure of the lungs and / or heart will result in a poor quality of life and may limit a person’s life expectancy.

Learn more about the Pediatric Lung Transplant Program, including what to expect before, during and after a transplant.