All patients are listed through the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS). When a patient is listed for lung transplant, they are given a Lung Allocation Score (LAS). This score ranges from 0-100 and is a relative indicator of the urgency with which a patient needs a transplant based on the testing that is done during the evaluation process.
While patients are listed for lung transplant, they will be seen in our office at least once every three months for assessment and management of their transplant status. Patients will need to continue to follow up with their referring pulmonologist for management of their lung disease. Your LAS is updated at a minimum of every six months with new testing but may need to be updated more often based on your condition. It is very important to keep in contact with the lung transplant coordinator regarding your condition and any changes in health or medications.
Pulmonary rehab is required the entire time while someone is on the lung transplant wait list and also for a minimum of one year following the transplant.