Patient with Pulmonary Fibrosis Gets Double Lung Transplant

For immediate release: March 04, 2015

Daisy Oyenuga didn’t want to believe she was sick at just 30 years old. When she moved to the U.S. from Nigeria by herself at age 15, she was set on having fun and doing her own thing.  She never thought she would need a transplant.

She was transferred to the University of Maryland Medical Center after a local hospital diagnosed her with pulmonary fibrosis and acknowledged that Daisy needed advanced care for her lungs that were beginning to harden. 

Daisy was put on the transplant waiting list and spent several months on ECMO, an external breathing machine that did the work her lungs could no longer do. Finally, the day came for her transplant.

Read more about Daisy's lung transplant story.