Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Patient Stories

Fourteen-year-old Roza Saad, who suffered from pulmonary arterial hypertension, had heart and lung failure and was on life support when she was transferred by ambulance plane to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's Pediatric Transplant Center in September, 2020. Two weeks later, she received a new pair of lungs, a new heart, and a new chance at life.

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Siblings David and Doris Diaz both have cystic fibrosis and needed double lung transplants. Doris had hers first, at age 8, and so she was able to help support David through his when was 9. Pediatric lung transplants are rare, but Stanford Children’s Health’s extraordinary lung and heart-lung program has been conducting them for more than 30 years.  

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