Currently 25-30% of the lung transplant patients have cystic fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited or genetic disease that causes an overproduction of thick mucous in many organs of the body, but most commonly affects the lungs. As a result, patients with CF can have a chronic cough, phlegm production, shortness of breath, chest tightness, sinus problems and occasionally cough up blood. As the disease progresses the lungs will lose their functional capacity to a level where the patient is unable to live without a lung transplant.
The diagram below provides a before and after view of how CF affects a patients lung(s).
The Lung Transplant Program at the University Health Network works in partnership with the
Toronto Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre and St. Michael's Hospital to:
If you would like to make an appointment please contact the booking office at 416-864-5409. You can also book an appointment by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit
Toronto Adult Cystic Fibrosis centre for more information.
One organ and tissue donor can save up to 8 lives and improve life for up to 75 others.