I've been meaning to blog about this for a while now, as the most common question I get asked is "where are you on the list?"
The list is really just a list. There's not really an order. I have six weekly reviews where they check for deterioration etc.
The full TSANZ Protocol is here, but this is a quick summary from the site:
Donor lungs will be allocated considering the following criteria:
1. ABO compatibility (blood group)
2. Size compatibility
3. The absence of a positive T cell crossmatch
Where more than one potential recipient meets the above criteria the first choice will be determined by the following process:
4. Clinical urgency*
Long-term outcome benefit***
5. Recipient waiting time, all other factors being equal