Two-Time Lung Transplant Recipient – Real Patients, Real Stories

Joseph McCanne is a two-time lung transplant recipient. A diagnosis of cystic fibrosis at three years old began a life-long journey that would include two lung transplant surgeries. Each transplant giving him a new opportunity to enjoy life at its fullest – this is Joseph’s story.

As we reflect on this Thanksgiving holiday (2019) and all that we are thankful for, let’s remember those who have given the generous donation of life through organ transplantation.

“I know firsthand how lifesaving organ donation can be,” says Joseph. “It is a beautiful, wonderful gift and I am thankful.”


Emory Lung Transplant Program

Emory Transplant Center offers the only Lung Transplant Program in Georgia. Our program specializes in the treatment of complex lung disorders and offers the full continuum of high-level care involved in lung transplantation. Performing more than 500 lung transplants, we are at the forefront of clinical excellence, innovative transplant therapies, and outstanding pre- and post-transplant care. Our number one goal is to provide our patients with the unsurpassed, comprehensive care they deserve.

Georgia’s Only Lung Transplant Program: In 1993, Emory established the only lung transplant center in Georgia, with the primary mission of serving Georgia residents suffering from untreatable complex lung diseases. To date, Emory has performed over 500 lung transplant procedures.

Multidisciplinary Team of Specialists: Emory’s team of lung transplant providers is highly skilled in the care of lung transplant patients. Our team of specialists includes pulmonologists, transplant surgeons, cardiologists, transplant coordinators, and nurses, working together to provide superior care.

Commitment to Transplant Research: Our commitment to research, education and patient care is reflected in the success of our program. Emory’s highly regarded team of physicians is at the forefront of lung transplant research. They are currently investigating immune tolerance as well as end-stage pulmonary vascular disease and experimental methods for effective gene therapy.

To learn more about the Emory Lung Transplant Program, visit emoryhealthcare.org/lungtransplant or call 855-366-7989.

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