Cleveland Clinic performs single, double and combined organ transplants including heart/lung and lung/liver.

National Waiting List Organ Donation

We cannot predict how long you will be on the national waiting list to receive a lung. It could be days, a few weeks or even several years. Placement on the waiting list does not guarantee that you will get an organ.

When and if there is an organ that becomes available for you, your transplant coordinator will notify you. Have a plan in place so that you can leave your home on short notice. There is always a possibility that the donor lung is not functioning properly or the donor may become too unstable to continue with transplant. Please do not be too disappointed if this happens. We always have your best interest uppermost in our minds.