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Lung Transplant Survival Rates

Lung Transplant Survival Rates for One Month, One Year, and Three Years

Since 2007, national Lung Transplant Survival Rates have remained stable, while short-term survival rates of 30 days and one year have steadily improved. For patients with advanced lung disease, a lung transplant can improve their prognosis. Those who undergo a successful lung transplant operation often survive three years or more after surgery. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, more than half of single-lung-transplant patients survive at least five years after surgery.

Lung transplant prognosis depends on factors which include:

  • age, gender, and diagnosis
  • length of time the organ was stored before transplantation
  • type of lung transplant (left, right, or double lung)
  • patient response to anti-rejection medications
  • whether the patient has experienced a previous lung transplant

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) released the following statistics

in its July 2015 report:

  • the national one-month adult expected survival rate is 96.85 percent.
  • the national one-year adult expected survival rate is 87.47 percent.
  • the national three-year adult expected survival rate is 68.23 percent.

Many people who suffer from lung disease have slowed the progression of their ailment following cellular therapy at the Lung Institute. If you or a loved one suffers from COPD, contact one of our patient coordinators today by calling (800) 729-3065 to see if you are a candidate for cellular therapy.

26 Comments

  1. Lung Institute

    2 months ago

    Syed:

    Unfortunately, at this time, Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies don’t cover treatment. However, we’re hopeful that treatment will be covered in the near future. Because treatment costs vary based on treatment type, it’s best to speak with one of our well-qualified medical team to discuss treatment options. We’re happy to answer your questions about cellular therapy, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  2. syed malik

    2 months ago

    I have been diagnosed pulmonary fibrosis and have 30% lung capacity. Would cell therapy help me and what is the cost. does insurance picks up cost. Thank you for your urgent response by email. regards

  3. Lung Institute

    6 months ago

    Yolanda:

    Thank you for your question. This is a question better directed to your doctor. A lung transplant is a solution for COPD and other lung diseases, but each form of treatment has its own merits. Just click on the link in the last sentence to read a recent blog article on lung transplants. Lung transplant is a drastic measure.

    However, our recent studies have shown that many people who have had treatment with us have reported an improvement in their quality of life. Our dedicated medical team has a wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment options, candidacy, cost and more. We’re happy to answer your questions, so feel free to give us a call at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  4. Yolanda Wells

    6 months ago

    Hi, i have copd im told that im us 25% of mu lun
    IM 52 years old. My q is if i di Have the lung tra, what wou be a PRognsis for me

  5. Lung Institute

    7 months ago

    Alan:

    We are sorry to hear about your condition but encouraged to hear you want to explore cellular treatments.

    We’re happy to answer your questions about cells, treatment options, candidacy and cost. So, feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  6. Alan Cady

    8 months ago

    I am 71 years old and I have advanced pulmonary fibrosis I had been under the xare of a VA pulmonary specialist and several fellows (intern) I tjink they did not give a crap about me. THAT. is because they had 3 mCT scans of my chest to see the P.F. and the CT’s also had the opinions of radiologists stating the PROGRESSION of the diseas and I do not think they even had the for site to even look at that. So here I am I now am looking into cellular treatment and newer meds rto slow the diseas down even more
    alan Cady

  7. Lung Institute

    9 months ago

    Tonao,

    Thank you for your comment. For more information on cell therapy, please call (855) 313-1149 to speak directly with a patient coordinator.

    Thanks,

    Lung Institute

  8. Tonao Jerry

    9 months ago

    dear lI. I am from Papua new Guinea and have copd. How can I relate my case to you. I know cellular treatment is going to change my life.
    But I am in a poor country and need help. Need assistance.

  9. Phoebe

    10 months ago

    Hi Shanell,

    First and foremost, we’re sorry to hear about the challenges your sister has been facing with chronic lung disease. We’re happy to answer your questions about cellular therapy for chronic lung diseases. We have a dedicated medical team who have a wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment options, candidacy and more. So, give us a call at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one within someone from our medical team over our secure phone line. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  10. Shanell

    10 months ago

    my sister is 36 years old and has 34% lung capacity. she was a preemie at birth In which her lungs are not fully developed r requiring a lot of oxygen when she was Born until 2years of age. her diagnosis is Bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Would cell help improve her condition? we understand there’s not a cure we are simply wanting to prolong her time.

  11. Phoebe

    12 months ago

    Dear Julie,

    Typically, the doctor who performed the lung transplant and oversees care helps works with the patient on a treatment plan after the procedure. Because lung transplants are highly complex procedures, it’s best for your friend to discuss any questions or concerns with his or her doctor. We wish you both the best.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  12. Julie Grassley

    12 months ago

    My friend HAd a double lung transplant. Have there been any advances to increase his life span, to stop rejection? thank you

  13. Phoebe

    1 year ago

    Dear Debra,

    Thank you for your comment and question. To determine if you’re a candidate for cellular treatment, we need to gather more information from you. To do this, it’s best to give us a call at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with someone from our medical team. Our knowledgeable medical team will be able to answer your questions and gather information from you over a secure phone line. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  14. Debra Lizzio

    1 year ago

    I have End stage copd and have been told my lung capacity is 30%, would i be a canidate for cell therapy? THaNk you,
    Debra lizzio

  15. PB

    1 year ago

    Dear Norm,

    Thanks for your comment and question. We recommend discussing your questions and concerns with your doctor and your dogs’ veterinarian. Because your doctor knows you and your health situation well, he or she will be able to answer your questions and best guide you. Before talking with your doctor, ask your dog’s veterinarian what vaccinations your dogs will receive and write down what the vet says. Then, you will have specific information to share with your doctor, and you can ask your doctor if it’s okay for you to be around your dogs after they have been vaccinated. We hope this information is helpful, and we wish you the best.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  16. Norm Lydiard

    1 year ago

    I am a double lung transplant recipient out 9 1/2 years. I have two dogs that need to get vaccinated soon.I would like to know if I should be quarantined from them for any period of time or exactly what I should do after their vaccinations. The only information I have received so far is I should not be in the same room with them when they’re getting their shots. Other than that I need your help with more information. Thank you

  17. sh

    1 year ago

    Good morning, Mr. Boyd.

    Thank you for contacting us. As long as you are currently cancer-free and not smoking, you could be a prime candidate for cell therapy. Please contact our patient coordinators at (855) 313-1149. One of our knowledgeable people will answer all your questions and help you determine whether cellular treatment could benefit you.

    Best Regards,
    The Lung Institute

  18. James Boyd

    1 year ago

    I have Chronic Beryllium Disease i got while woring in the nuclear weapons manufacturing…
    I go to national Jewish in Denver ….i am on disabiilitu and only have 24 % of my lung capacity….from what i unsrrstand my lungs are scared trying to protect from the metal particles from moving…im on 6 liters of o2…is there anythi g that can be done…definately interested if the cell therapy can give me mor lung capacity….I’m only 64….
    Can u help….i have medical records for over 20 years….

  19. PB

    2 years ago

    Dear Sheila,

    Thanks for your question. We treat people with pulmonary fibrosis, and you can hear some of their stories by clicking here. We’re happy to answer your questions regarding cellular treatment options, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with a patient coordinator. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  20. Sheila Berger

    2 years ago

    I have been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, would cell therapy help me?

  21. PB

    2 years ago

    Dear Thomas,

    First and foremost, we’re sorry to hear about the breathing difficulties you have been experiencing. Stem cells are the body’s natural healing system, meaning that your body sends them anytime you need them. For example, if you had a cut on your finger, your body would send cells to that cut to help it heal. In cell therapy for chronic lung diseases, the cells are extracted from the patient, separated in our on-site lab, then returned to the patient through an IV. Once returned, the cells work to promote healing within the lungs. We’re happy to answer any question you have regarding cell therapy, candidacy and cost, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with a patient coordinator. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  22. Raymund

    2 years ago

    I have breathing problem and getting worst than last year.
    My pulmonary doctor told me that I have scar on my lungs
    And he said not a Copd , it’s an asthma. How cell can cure this disorder ?
    .

    Thomas

  23. PB

    2 years ago

    Dear Dr. Kusnetz:

    We appreciate your comment and feedback. We don’t have peer-reviewed articles posted because they are too technical for the general population to understand. Our blog is written for the general population, not physicians in particular. However, we would be happy to send you some sources if you would like. If you are interested in learning more about our data, you can also read our most recent, preliminary white paper which summarizes our results by clicking here. Currently, we’re compiling our outcomes data and have plans to publish a full summary in the coming months.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  24. Dr. Kusnetz

    2 years ago

    Please post the peer-reviewed scientific studies that establish the benefit of your cellular therapy. Also, lest someone suspect your enterprise is fraudulent you might want to spell “Emphysema” correctly on your home page.

  25. PB

    2 years ago

    Dear Elizabeth,

    Thanks for your question. Treatment cost varies depending on treatment type. To answer your question in more detail, it’s best to speak one-on-one with one of our patient coordinators. They have a wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment options, candidacy and cost, and they are happy to answer your questions. A recent Lung Institute study indicates 82 percent of patients saw an increase in quality of life after cellular treatment. To read this study in more detail, click here. We hope this information is helpful, and feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak with a patient coordinator. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  26. Elizabeth Gadd

    2 years ago

    What is the cost of cell therapy and the statistics of survival rates after?

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