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Lung Transplant

Lung Transplant: A Young Mother's Life

Tied to an oxygen tank and the mother of twins, Tina Tinsley's daily life as a person with cystic fibrosis took a lot out of her. But it got worse when a lung infection landed her in the hospital, fearing for her life.

Read how Tinsley's journey took her through a lung transplant, recovery and beyond.

Lung Transplant in the News

A young mother with cystic fibrosis who has spent a year waiting for a pair of lungs finally received them right after Christmas, as reported in the Roanoke Times. The family had been fearing it was their last holiday together, but the transplant has added years to Katie Wright's life

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Lung Transplant

Find out the benefits for having a lung transplant at UVA.
Lung Transplant

Lung Transplant: A Young Mother's Life

Tied to an oxygen tank and the mother of twins, Tina Tinsley's daily life as a person with cystic fibrosis took a lot out of her. But it got worse when a lung infection landed her in the hospital, fearing for her life.

Read how Tinsley's journey took her through a lung transplant, recovery and beyond.

Lung Transplant in the News

A young mother with cystic fibrosis who has spent a year waiting for a pair of lungs finally received them right after Christmas, as reported in the Roanoke Times. The family had been fearing it was their last holiday together, but the transplant has added years to Katie Wright's life

Lung Transplant Innovation

  • New at UVA: EVLP

    Every year, UVA turns away approximately 90 lungs too damaged for transplant. Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) takes unsuitable lungs and rehabilitates them into a healthy, usable state.

    With EVLP, we hope to:

    • Increase the number of available donor lungs
    • Reduce wait times 
    • Improve outcomes


  • Learn more about EVLP at UVA

    Watch to learn more about EVLP at UVA.

Lung Transplant at UVA

1-Year Survival Rate

Learn more about UVA Transplant Center

The evaluation process begins with a referral by your family doctor or pulmonologist.

Learn more about what the process involves and how a lung transplant works.






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Why Come to UVA

  • Our lung transplant program offers you:

     

    • A long history of innovation: We were the first program of its kind in Virginia and are now one of the only facilities in the country with EVLP.
    • Access to cutting edge care from a facility with survival rates higher than the national average – all without having to travel far from home.
    • A caring and supportive environment before, during and after your lung transplant.
Transplant Questions?

Do you have questions about transplant? Problems with your transplant center?

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) provides a toll-free patient services line to help.

Call the toll-free line at 888.894.6361.

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Manage your healthcare online with MyChart.

Make an Appointment

Call 800.257.0757

You can also email us at transplant@virginia.edu or make an appointment online.

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