In a first, a young COVID-19 patient in the U.S. has received a double-lung transplant after the coronavirus ravaged her lungs.

The patient, a Hispanic woman in her 20s, spent six weeks in the intensive care unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago after developing severe COVID-19, according to a statement from Northwestern Medicine. She was hooked up to a ventilator and an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine to keep her heart and lungs going.



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