Post Transplant Medical Identification Bracelets

After an organ transplant, the hospital may recommend that you purchase some type of medical identification jewelry. This will insure that if you are found during a medical crisis, and cannot communicate your health history, your hospital can be contacted immedicately for guidance. Suggested Wording for Lung Transplant Patients s/p Lung Transplant Hospital Name Hospital […]

Medical ID Bracelets

Post Lung Transplant Physical Therapy Exercise

Shortly after ungoing a successful single or double lung transplant, patients will begin physical therapy. This routine may begin as early as 12 hours after surgery and while the patient is still on a ventilator. Once the patient no longer needs assistance breathing, the patient is moved to a step-down transplant recovery room and more […]

Chest Physiotherapy Physical Therapy

Writing an Organ Donor Thank You Letter

Last month was be 11 years since my husband’s miracle double lung transplant and it also marks 11 years since a family out there in the country gave my husband a second chance at life while mourning the loss of their own loved one. How can one ever thank the donor and their family for the selfless […]

Woman Writing Letter

Thanking Your Donor Family

After receiving a transplant, most of us have thoughts about our donor. In the case where an organ has come from a living person, it is easy to communicate our feelings about the transplant experience with the donor, who is usually a family member or close friend. This is true primarily in some kidney donations. […]

Organ Donor Thank You Card

Glossary of Organ Transplant Terms

The world of organ donation and transplantation has a language all its own. There are many terms and topics that you may not have heard of before. Get to know what it all means by selecting the letters below or just scrolling down. Absorption: the degree and pace at which a drug enters the bloodstream […]

Transplant Terms Glossary