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LUNG

DONATION
TRANSPLANT
BY NICHOLAS TERRA AND COREY KLAUDER
BASIC INFORMATION

Deals with the respiratory system


Lungs and their function or lack there of
Located in the chest
Functions are to take in and distribute
oxygen to the blood and exhale the CO2
Number of transplants
per year

According to the Penn health system they


preform about twenty five to thirty five per
year in the Delaware valley

As of July 2004 over 400 procedures with


one or two lung transplantations involved
have taken place throughout the Penn
helath system
Success Rate

Before January 2000 the success rate for a


single or double lung transplant was about
38% survival rate

After January 2000 that success rate


jumped up to 74% survival rate
Life expectancy -
post Transplant
The life expectancy post transplant is
84% after one year
50% at five years
And 38% at 8 years
The longest expectancy is about ten
years, though some have lived longer
than that
Number of people
waiting
waiting

Transplants rose by 248 to a total of 1,405 
the number that died waiting declined by 128 to 
360
Requirements for
transplants
Last resort for patients with severe lung
cancer

Also from obstructive lung problems


such as

decreased air flow, decrease in total


volume of the air the lungs can hold or
a defect in the ability to move Oxygen
to blood
Disqualifactions for donors

Unhealthy lifestlye
Non size match of organs
Age factors
Blood type not matching
HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis
Current infection
Weight
other medical conditions... Kidneys, heart, liver etc.
Smoking, drinking repeated drug use
Disqualifications
of Recipients
• End stage lung
disease

• HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis

• Alcohol, smoking,
or repeated drug
abuse

• Age

• Ability to pay
Hospitals to preform
this procedure
• Penn Health system

• Temple Health

• University of Penn

• University of
Pittsburgh
Procedure length

• The average lung transplant procedure 
takes about six hours but can last longer 
than that depending on complications 
that arise during surgery or 
complications prior to surgery that 
make it harder for the surgens and 
doctors to preform the procedure
COSTS OF PROCEDURE

An average lung transplant procedure


costs about $100,000 to $200,000

It depends on wehter it is double or single


transplant, time in hospital ICU( Intensice
Care Unit) and cost of medications after
procedure
lung removal

The costs are about the same as those of


the recipents.
The donor also has hospital costs and
medication to pay for
• The donor of a lung for single lung 
donation may be alive or brain dead to 
donate
• The donor for a double lung transplant 
must be brain dead in a ventilator 
• Lungs must be still functional to be 
accaptable for transplants
Anti- Rejection
Drugs
• A new drug is being used as an inhaliant to help
with the body rejecting the new lung

• Cyclosporine is being tested and is proving to


improve the survival rate and reduce the
rejection of new lungs

• Cyclosporine is an inhaled drug that is helping to


combat organ rejection following transplant
• No smoking

• Limited physical activity

• No strenous activity

• Avoid being around smoke


Post operation therapy

Immunosuppressive therapy

6 to 12 week program of physical rehab

3 times a week aerobic excercise

heart rate and workload monitored

encouraged to maintain regular scedual of


aerobic exercise
• http://www.lungsusa.org

• http://health.dailynewscentral.com

• http://www.lungtransplantinfo.com/topics

• http://en.wikipedia.org

• http://myclevelandclinic.org

• http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/departments

• http://www.medicalnewsatoday.com/articles