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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
General Inforamation About Lung Transplantation
I have friend who is desperately in need of a lung transplant. Where can I find information that would be helpful to him?
Lung transplantation is an extremely costly surgery. In addition, patients will be unable to work for some time following the procedure and will require several expensive medications that must be taken daily as directed. Fortunately, there are several programs to provide financial assistance. I would encourage your friend to meet with a social worker at the transplant center to which he or she was referred. They will be familiar with many of the forms of aid that are available.
J Daryl Thornton, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University