Why lung transplant patients rejected by other hospitals seek UPMC

Beckers Hospital Review | October 26, 2017

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Woman repeated rejected for lung transplant undergoes successful surgery at UPMC hospital

Pittsburgh CBS Local | October 09, 2017

A woman who had been turned down over and over again for a lung transplant finally got one right here in Pittsburgh.

Mallory Smith is getting ready to celebrate her 25th birthday, which is just three days away. That might not sound extraordinary, but it is. Smith believes doctors here in Pittsburgh saved her life.

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UMPC performs life-saving transplant after woman turned down across the country.

Pittsburgh Action 4 News | October 09, 2017

Mallory Smith, 24, suffers from cystic fibrosis and was in desperate need of a double lung transplant. She is from Los Angeles, but UCLA and Stanford turned her down.

More than 2,000 miles away at UPMC, Smith said doctors saved her life.

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Why would a hospital turn away a transplant patient? To keep it’s numbers up. | September 29, 2017

Mallory Smith rolls her IV medication pole as she walks through the hallway at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital to get some exercise following major surgery.

“I’m taking like six IV medications throughout the day. So they all come through on these different pumps,” Smith said.

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CF Patient, Recovering from Double Transplant inspires ‘LUNGES4LUNGS’ Fundraiser

Cystic Fibrosis News Today | September 20, 2017

The lunges keep coming for Lunges4Lungs, even as Mallory Smith recovers from the double lung transplant she has received to help extend her life.

Friends of Smith started the transplant fundraising campaign, which involves people making donations for each of the leg-muscle exercises known as lunges that they perform. Although doctors have performed her transplant, the lunges for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation‘s new transplant initiative continue.

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Patient waiting for transplant launches ‘LUNGES4LUNGS’ challenge

Fox News | September 17, 2017

The stress of waiting for a lung transplant sparked a 24-year-old patient’s desire to raise awareness for a complicated disease.

Mallory Smith, who has cystic fibrosis and is on the waiting list for a pair of lungs, started the ‘Lunges4Lungs’ campaign along with her friends.

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Beverly Hills High Graduate Mallory Smith receives double lung transplant

Beverly Hills Courier | September 14, 2017

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Woman creates LUNGES4LUNGS to raise money for transplant research

TODAY | August 23, 2017

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Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Lunges for Lungs | August 07, 2017

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Battling Cystic Fibrosis is tough, but Mallory Smith is determined to live happy.

BH Weekly | August 04, 2016