Temple’s lung transplantation program evaluates patients and provides lung transplants for suitable candidates. There are a variety of conditions that can result in the need for lung transplantation. They include:
Michael’s daughter, Sara remembers him spending hours teaching her to boogie board at the Jersey Shore. He loved the beach, the ocean, just being there with his family, but a serious lung disease made it increasingly difficult for him to breathe.
In April 2015, Marilyn and her husband David danced at a community ball. It was the first time the 75-year-old Hamilton Township, New Jersey, resident had been able to dance in almost six years. Although she never smoked, Marilyn had suffered from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive disease in which lung tissue becomes thick and stiff—a condition that was first diagnosed at Temple after a local pulmonologist referred her to the Temple Lung Center five years earlier.