A lung transplant is a surgery to replace diseased lungs with healthy lungs. It's a treatment option that can improve quality of life—e.g., your ability to breathe and be active—for people who have severe or advanced chronic lung conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis and pulmonary fibrosis.
Before receiving a lung transplant, potential recipients need to go through a process that includes evaluation and scoring. Once approved, they are placed on a waiting list, followed, hopefully, by transplant surgery and life after surgery. Below are several ways BC Lung supports BC's lung transplant community.