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Published on Jul 2, 2014
After suffering from cystic fibrosis and rejecting his first double lung transplant, Jon Sacker of Moore, Oklahoma, came to UPMC as a last resort. UPMC clinicians were granted emergency use of the Hemolung device to remove excess carbon dioxide from Jon's body, making him healthy enough for a second double lung transplant. Jon's wife, Sallie, explain his treatment. Today, Jon is on the road to recovery thanks to the care he received at UPMC.