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The Hemolung RAS Machine

The Hemolung RAS removed carbon dioxide from Jon Sacker’s lungs and delivered oxygen directly to his blood, enabling him to be healthy enough for a double lung transplant.

Jon Sacker on the Hemolung RAS

​Jon Sacker was placed on the Hemolung RAS earlier this year when he became too ill for a double lung transplant.

Jon Sacker on the Hemolung RAS in Pittsburgh

​Jon Sacker, seen here on the Hemolung RAS, came to Pittsburgh from his home in Oklahoma after rejecting his transplanted lungs and in need of a second transplant.

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