second breath - lung transplant assistance






What is Second Breath?

This program is designed to financially support people who are going through a lung transplant at the University of Alberta Hospital.

Why is the program so valuable?

It can be incredibly costly to go through a lung transplant.  It not only affects the patient, but a loved one as well.  A caregiver is required to be present during the entire lung transplant process.  As a result, both parties may not only be faced with a loss of income, but they can incur numerous costs towards:

  • food
  • accommodation
  • fuel

How does it work?

Patients undergoing a lung transplant can be eligible to receive a $1,000 in Lung Transplant Assistance.  This may include gift certificates towards the necessities, including parking, fuel, food and accommodation.  It may also include important medical equipment, such as:

  • blood pressure cuffs
  • microspirometer
  • weigh scale
  • digital thermometer

This program is currently in transition, therefore, The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT (TLA) is not currently providing any grants. Please check back at a later date for more information.


Other resources

Having a lung transplant can be overwhelming.  TLA has compiled a Lung Transplant Handbook to answer some of the many questions you may have.


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How can you help?

Currently, The Lung Transplant Assistance Program provides $1,000 for the necessities of life.  With your generous support we can increase this funding and provide more extensive support to lung transplant patients and their loved ones.