Information for lung transplant patients
Dr. Meredith Chiasson and Dr. Nancy Morrison at the NSHA, work closely with Erin McAndrew, RRT Respirology Clinic, to assess patients with advanced lung disease pre-transplantation and provide follow-up care post-lung transplantation in collaboration with the patients’ lung transplantation center (predominantly Toronto).
Where do lung transplants happen?
There are five lung transplant centers in Canada. The centers are located in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal. Individuals from Nova Scotia who require lung transplant surgery must relocate to Toronto for the procedure. To be approved for out of province travel the patient must have a signed physicians recommendation. For more information on Out of Province procedures, air travel and transplant information please see the documents below. Should you have any questions please call our toll-free number 1-888-566-5864 for more information.
Out-of-province Expense claim forms & FAQ
Air Canada - Fitness for Air Travel - Medical information
West Jet - Portable Oxygen Concentrator Physician Statement
Porter - Request to Operate Portable Oxygen Concentrator
Hope Air Information (free medical travel for Canadians in need)
Toronto General Hospital Resources
How to get referred
Lung Transplant Support Group
You are invited to join the group, share your experience and gain insight into how others manage post-transplant life. For those considering lung transplant surgery, the post-transplant members can be a very important source of information in addressing your questions and concerns. If you are planning alternate treatments for your respiratory disease, contact the Lung Association to learn how others in same or similar circumstances have learned to cope with their diseases and even improved their quality of life. Families and friends of respiratory patients also are strongly encouraged to participate in our Association. Here they can learn more about the diseases that have befallen their loved ones. Also, they can share their experiences as caregivers and learn how other caregivers cope with similar situations. To join the Lung Transplant support group, please add yourself to the Facebook support group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/282774582220700/?source_id=149487451781201
Lung Transplant Support Fund
For more information on the Lung Assocations Lung Transplant Support Fund or to apply, click here