For people with certain lung diseases a lung transplant may be a last option for survival. Patients come from all over western Canada to the University of Alberta hospital for transplant and are required to stay with a caregiver near the centre for up to one year following transplant. Additional costs like accommodations and other basic living expenses are not covered by health care. This can be a significant financial burden to those already burdened by coping with their lung disease.
The Lung Association provides much needed support for those undergoing transplant, including gift cards for accomodation, gas, parking and groceries to help take some of that pressure off. This support is funded entirely by individual donors who care about the health and security of those going through a transplant.
To support lung transplant patients and help ease their financial burden and other programs like it, donate today.
If you are a transplant patient and would like to request support, download the application now.