Discuss Your Options
A lung transplant is not an option for all lung disease patients and there are risks as well as benefits. Spend time talking with your doctor so you thoroughly understand all of the steps. Remember, you are not alone. There are several ways you can connect with other people who've had a lung transplant as well and lung disease experts :
- Call our free Lung HelpLine at 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit Lung.org/helpline to talk with a medical professional.
- Connect with other patients facing lung disease in one of our free online support communities. Visit Lung.org/community to learn more.
- Join an in-person Better Breathers Club support group. Visit Lung.org/better-breathers to learn more.
Organ donors save lives. Learn more and sign up to be registered as an organ donor with your state.
Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. Last reviewed January 8, 2018.