Individuals with IPF experience chest pain, shortness of breath, chronic cough, and activity intolerance. Treatment includes medication, oxygen, and lifestyle change. In severe cases, the only life saving option is a lung transplant. This disease shines a light on the need for viable organs for transplant. The demand for organs for donation much out weighs the availability. This is a difficult but necessary conversation that everyone should have. If not only for the gift of life that could potentially be given to another, but if that need for transplant was needed for a loved one or yourself, more people need to address this sooner than later.

Why You Need to Talk About Organ Donation and IPF – Patient Worthy
Treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) raises an important issue: organ donation. For many, the solution is a lung transplant. But how many donate?
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January 16, 2017 at 07:27AM