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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 stem cell 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 stem cell therapy.


  1. Phoebe

    1 week ago

    Dear Debra,

    Thank you for your comment and question. To determine if you’re a candidate for stem cell 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

  2. Debra Lizzio

    2 weeks ago

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

  3. PB

    3 months 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

  4. Norm Lydiard

    3 months 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

  5. sh

    4 months 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 stem 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 stem cell treatment could benefit you.

    Best Regards,
    The Lung Institute

  6. James Boyd

    4 months 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 stem cell therapy can give me mor lung capacity….I’m only 64….
    Can u help….i have medical records for over 20 years….

  7. PB

    8 months 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 stem cell 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

  8. Sheila Berger

    8 months ago

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

  9. PB

    8 months 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 stem cells to that cut to help it heal. In stem cell therapy for chronic lung diseases, the stem cells are extracted from the patient, separated in our on-site lab, then returned to the patient through an IV. Once returned, the stem cells work to promote healing within the lungs. We’re happy to answer any question you have regarding stem 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

  10. Raymund

    8 months 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 stem cell can cure this disorder ?


  11. PB

    8 months 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

  12. Dr. Kusnetz

    8 months ago

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

  13. PB

    10 months 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 stem cells, 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 stem cell 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

  14. Elizabeth Gadd

    10 months ago

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

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