Living with a lung transplant

Find out what to expect after a lung transplant

Key points

  • Once your lung function is stable, you should have more energy and be able to get back to your usual activities
  • Eating well, keeping active and looking after yourself will help you recover
  • It's important to remember that everyone's recovery is different
  • Support is available if you or your loved ones are struggling or if you need to talk

Possible complications


Infections are very common immediately after surgery, especially chest and urine infections.

Learn about infections


Rejection is when your immune system starts to attack your transplanted lung.

Learn about rejection

Things to know

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