How long is the wait for a lung?
This page provides general guidance on average waiting times, but every patient is different. Your waiting time may be much shorter or longer
- The average wait for a lung transplant in the UK is 18 months
- Not all donated lungs are the same – some carry more risk than others
- If you are willing to accept higher risk lungs, you are likely to have a shorter waiting time
- Your transplant team will try to predict how long you might wait for a lung
What is the average wait for a lung transplant?
The average wait for a lung transplant in the UK is 18 months.
Some patients wait much longer than average, some wait a shorter time.