To be eligible for a lung transplant, you must be a BC resident with a Personal Care Card Number and be referred by your lung specialist to the Lung Transplant Team at Vancouver General Hospital.
Once referred, you will undergo a variety of physical and psychological tests and examinations. You should be well informed about your disease and demonstrate good health behaviour and a commitment to follow health care guidelines.
The routine assessment includes consultation with the members of the transplant team comprised of a respirologist, transplant surgeon, clinical coordinator, social worker, dietitian and psychologist. If required, appointments will also be arranged with specialists from other disciplines.