WHAT IS IT?
A Lungaversary® is the annual recurrence of the date marking a person’s lung transplant. Lungaversaries are celebrated around the world, often with festivities such as a party, gifts, cards, donations to a charity or some other rite of passage.
Every organ transplant recipient remembers the day they got their donated organ. Like a birthday, it is a day for celebration, reflection, and gratitude. A Lungaversary®!
Every Lungaversary® is special. Help the Lung Transplant Foundation by raising funds so that all lung transplant recipients can celebrate their Lungaversaries, too.
Have a virtual Lungaversary® party and invite all your friends to celebrate with you!
While the number of lung transplants is on the rise, lung transplant patients do not do as well as recipients of other organs.
My Lungaversary® Date is…
Facts and Numbers
LUNG TRANSPLANTS IN 2018
SURVIVAL RATE AFTER 5 YEARS
OF LUNGS DONATED IN THE U.S. CAN BE USED FOR TRANSPLANTATION
FDA APPROVED TREATMENTS FOR BRONCHIOLITIS OBLITERANS SYNDROME (BOS)
Improving lives every day
Improving the lives of lung transplant patients is at the heart of the Lung Transplant Foundation’s mission. The Lung Transplant Foundation supports the development of: