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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.