University of Pennslyvania Health Systems
Office of Public Affairs
399 South 34th Street, Suite 2002, Penn Tower, Philadelphia, PA 19104-5653

Contact:
Nan Myers
(215) 349-5964
nan.myers@uphs.upenn.edu


Media Advisory:

Milestones in Lung Transplantation

WHAT:             

Celebrate with lung transplant recipients, their families, doctors and nurses. The PENN Lung Transplant Program recently surpassed a major milestone by performing its 500th lung transplant.
                          
Meet the recipients, HEAR their stories…SHARE their joy. Talk to their healthcare team to learn about the heartwarming relationships that have been formed!

WHEN:             

Friday, November 2
6:30 to 8 pm

WHERE:         

Grand Ballroom
Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia
10 Avenue of the Arts

BACKGROUND: The PENN Lung Transplant Program is among the most active in the country and remains the premier center in the Philadelphia region. Sustaining superior transplant outcomes, even in patients deemed to be too “high risk” at other centers, is the hallmark of the success over the past decade.

The celebration is to honor patients and the dedicated efforts of the transplant team. Join us for an evening of joy.


Release available online at http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/nov07/lung-transplant.html