2018 ATS Lung Transplant Week Webinar
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Free Webinar: Wednesday, September 26 • 2-3pm ET
The Lung Transplant Foundation teams with the American Thoracic Society to present:
Emerging Innovations to Advance Lung Transplant Patient Outcomes
Celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2018, LTF has evolved into the only major nonprofit dedicated to supporting research into post-transplant rejection. We partner with cutting-edge companies on the forefront of emerging technologies to improve the quality of life for lung transplant population:
In this informative webinar, a panel of experts discuss some of the exciting new advances that have the potential to vastly improve the lives of lung transplant patients:
- Improved organ preservation during transport for more viable organs for transplant
- Less-invasive skin cancer treatment for lung transplant patients
- FDA patient engagement initiative
View the ATS Lung Week Webinar 2018 presentation.
Facts About Lung Transplant
One organ donor can save 8 lives and change the lives of more than 50 people. Donated lungs require special methods of preservation to keep them viable and may be preserved between 4-6 hours between the time of procurement and transplantation.
A lung transplant transforms lives affected by diseases such as cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, Sarcoidosis, pulmonary hypertension, and COPD.
While transplants give recipients a second chance, they aren’t a cure. Rejection rates for lung transplant recipients is worse than that of any transplanted organ.
The Lung Transplant Foundation wants to change that through funding research to stop all lung transplant rejection.