For more than 30 years, the lung transplant team at UPMC has been dedicated to improving both the quantity and quality of life for many patients suffering from end-stage lung disease. This past year, the UPMC Lung Transplant Program celebrated the 2,000th lung transplant since the program’s inception in 1982. Ours is the first program in the U.S. to achieve this volume of transplants while maintaining survival outcomes that are comparable to national averages. As a result of this experience, approximately 30% of patients transplanted at UPMC were previously evaluated and declined at other lung transplant programs across the world.

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