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Once a lung(s) becomes available, you will receive a call from a Transplant Coordinator.
The call for a transplant may come at any time of the day or night.
The transplant coordinator on-call will call three numbers that are ranked. They could include:
The coordinator will ask you a few questions:
If there are no concerns about your current health, they will ask you to come to the hospital as soon as possible.
We expect you to arrive at the hospital within 3 hours after you are called in for a lung transplant. The coordinator will tell you where to go once you arrive at the hospital.
In some cases, you may be called in as a back-up. This happens when there is a chance that the primary person may not receive the lung(s). Whenever possible, we will try to have you stay at home during this waiting period for final tests. If tests show that the primary person on the list is not a good match, then you, as the back-up, will be given the lung(s).
There is a chance that your lung transplant could be cancelled. Your surgery can be cancelled for a few reasons:
If your transplant is cancelled, you and your family may feel shock, disappointment, and sadness. All of these feelings are normal. You should call your Transplant Coordinator to talk about any concerns you have about a cancellation. You are still on the transplant wait list and now know what to expect the next time you are called in.