LUNGAVERSARY® What is it?

lung-a-ver-sa-ry (noun)

luhng-uh-vursuh-rē

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.

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Facts and Numbers STATS

2,530

LUNG TRANSPLANTS IN 2018

55

SURVIVAL RATE AFTER 5 YEARS

22%

OF LUNGS DONATED IN THE U.S. CAN BE USED FOR TRANSPLANTATION

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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:

Transport Systems

Improved donor lung transport systems for improved lung preservation

Investigatory products

Investigatory products for the treatment of BOS

Imaging

Advanced X-ray imaging to capture and map lung function and pulmonary ventilation as a means for early detection of BOS

Research

Clinical research efforts in transplantation and advanced lung diseases

webinars

Educational webinars featuring medical and industry experts on emerging innovations to advance lung transplant patient outcomes featuring medical and industry experts

mentorship

Peer-to-peer mentorship for lung transplant patients and caregivers