Fernando Padilla, recipient of breathable lung

By Amy Albin – UCLA Health Sciences

At Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a recent transplant was done using a pair of live and breathing lungs.

The lungs arrived in an experimental device which kept them alive, functioning and actually breathing, until the transplant could be done.

The video element of this story is fascinating demonstrating that technology and development of such devices are changing medicine daily. Click on this link below:


The story is heartwarming but the imagery and technology are transcendent.