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David Oliver, a well-known magician from Weymouth, awaited a double lung transplant in the spring of 2014, close to death. When he arrived at the MGH, he had to undergo ambulatory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
The MGH has become the first hospital in New England to successfully perform what's being called a "lung-in-a-box" transplant.
36-year-old Connecticut resident Benard Basant got his life back when he underwent the MGH's first combined heart-lung transplant surgery.
Diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Thomas Derigo, a husband and father to two teenage girls, had only one option: lung transplantation. Under the expert care of his team at Mass General, Thomas’s transplantation was a success, giving him the ability to live life normally and do the things he loves the most.
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