Lung Transplant Program
Learn more about Mass General's lung transplant program.
Performing a lung transplant
Lung transplantation involves removal of one or both diseased lungs from a patient and replacing it or them with healthy organs from a donor. Lung transplantation may refer to single, double, or even heart-lung transplantation.
In order to qualify for lung transplantation, a patient must suffer from severe lung disease, which limits activities of daily living. At Mass General, a team of surgeons, pulmonologists, and other specialists is ready to assist you.
We'll conduct an evaluation, and if you become a candidate for transplantation, we'll put your name on the waiting list. Once a donor is found, we'll notify you.
Learn more about lung transplantation at the Mass General Transplant Center Lung Transplant Program.
The Transplant Center celebrated Donate Life Month by raising public awareness about the importance of organ donation and also extending thanks to the many organ donors and families who have given the generous gift of life to others.
Clinicians at the Transplant Center received a National Health Information Award for developing an outstanding patient education book and streamlining the patient evaluation process.
The Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Transplant Center a Medal of Honor for its outstanding achievements in organ donation, including a donation rate of 75 percent or more eligible donors.
Massachusetts General Hospital Transplant Center patients reflect on their journeys. Meet Amy DeStefano, the first person in New England to receive a heart transplant using the new "heart in a box" technology; Thomas DeRigo, who received a single lung transplant; and Andrew Johnson, who as a toddler received his mother's kidney.
Diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Thomas Derigo, a husband and father to two teenage girls, had only one option: lung transplantation. Under the expert care of his team at Mass General, Thomas’s transplantation was a success, giving him the ability to live life normally and do the things he loves the most.
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