At the transplant centre

Find out about getting admitted to hospital for lung transplant surgery and when you can go home

Key points

  • If you receive an offer of a lung, you will be asked to come to the transplant centre
  • Tests will be done to see if the lung is suitable
  • Lung transplant surgery takes about 6-8 hours
  • Most patients need to stay in hospital for 14-21 days

Writing to your donor’s family

After a lung transplant, many patients like to write to their donor’s family. Please speak to the nurses and doctors looking after you to get advice on how to do this.

Guidance on writing to your donor's family

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