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Relocating pre-transplant

Many patients will need to relocate closer to the transplant center to be readily available for testing and evaluation and, most importantly, to be close to the center when new lungs become available. Doing your homework now will make the transition much easier. Become familiar with the transplant center and its surrounding community, look at apartments and other places to stay, and find a location where you will feel safe and comfortable. Many communities offer amenities such as fitness centers, pools, and walking trails, which offer healthy, inexpensive activities to enjoy while you are there. 

When you search for housing, look at every option through the lens of health and safety. Try to find places with well-lit paths and parking. Check ventilation systems and air returns for excessive dust. Check bathrooms and under sinks for signs of mold or mildew. Inspect the carpets and furniture for cleanliness. Due to the post-transplant immunosuppressant drugs that can leave a patient more susceptible to infections, air quality is very important. Your transplant coordinator will have a list of apartments and hotels nearby. You can also check social media sites such as Facebook and transplant center support groups.

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