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Lung transplant

A lung transplant is an operation to remove and replace a diseased lung with a healthy human lung from a donor.
How to prepare for a lung transplant
If a lung transplant is thought to be an option for you, you will be referred for a transplant assessment.
How a lung transplant is performed
A lung transplant normally takes between 4 to 12 hours depending on the complexity of the operation.
Risks of a lung transplant
Some complications of a lung transplant are related to the procedure itself. Others occur as a result of having to take immunosuppressive medication.
Recovering from a lung transplant
It normally takes three to six months to fully recover from transplant surgery. In some cases, it may take longer.
'My transplant was worth the risk'
Jon was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a baby and put on a lung transplant list aged 11. He talks about life before, during and after his transplant.
'I could take a deep breath for the first time in years'
Born with cystic fibrosis, Sammi Sparke is now embarking on a new life thanks to an organ donor who gave her a new set of lungs, and her father's donation of a