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:
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.