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Programs & Services

Lung and Heart - Lung Transplant Program

Provides transplants for people who have end stage organ failure.

Patients are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team and are followed by the team both pre and post transplant. The time in work-up and when waitlisted will vary from patient to patient based on multiple factors.

Service Providers May Include
Multidisciplinary Transplant Team

Patients are assessed by the lung transplant team using tests and interviews to see if they’re good candidates for surgery. Clients are considered for a lung transplant or a heart - lung transplant if it's likely the surgery will help the person live longer and have a better quality of life.

Clients are assessed for:

  • how urgent their need is
  • health and medical history
  • medical test results

Clients should:

  • be able to follow a complex medical treatment plan
  • be emotionally stable
  • have social support
  • have realistic attitudes about their illness and the transplant surgery
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Service Locations