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Lung Transplantation

How to Support a Lung Transplant Candidate

04/10/2009

Question:

My sister is going through the process of being evaluated for a lung transplant. How can our family support her during this time?

Answer:

A vital part in the evaluation of any potential candidate for an organ transplant is the assessment of the psychosocial and family support.  Recipients of organ transplants require considerable assistance, especially in the first few months following the procedure.  As a family member it is important to understand your potential role in your relative's recovery process, and you may wish to focus your questions to obtain this information.

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Response by:

David  R Nunley, MD, FCCP David R Nunley, MD, FCCP
Former Associate Professor
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University