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Is it possible for a 72 old male with Interstitial lung disease

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Is it possible for a 72 old male with Interstitial lung disease to get a lung transplant? If so, where should we start looking?
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Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Organ Transplantation
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 4 years ago.

Yes, it's very possible.


Where do you live?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

West Caldwell, NJ. Actually, northern NJ closer to NYC. Hospital in City said Pittsburgh or Duke.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 4 years ago.



You need to get on a transplant list in Pitt or Duke.


I totally agree. Call the pulmonology department at either one to set up an appointment.


Here are the numbers









call 919-668-7630 locally or 888-ASK-DUKE(NNN) NNN-NNNN toll-free.


If you have follow up questions, please ask prior to accepting.



Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Any particular Doctor? Also, Why are they more accepting of older patients? Thanks!
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 4 years ago.

No particular doctor.


Mostly because older patients get ILD.

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