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Tampa Common Hospital is marking a medical milestone, performing 700 lung transplants.
“Most likely a complete of 15 or 20 applications throughout the nation which were in a position to meet this milestone, it is a milestone that we offer for our group, to offer superior care,” stated Dr. Kapil Patel, with Tampa Common Hospital and College of South Florida.
Vez Dangle is a kind of 700 sufferers. He just lately had a bilateral lung transplant. The 40-year-old is the primary COVID-19 transplant affected person at TGH.
“We’re seeing extra sufferers, youthful sufferers with superior lung illness developed in a brief time period from COVID and is non-reversible,” stated Patel, Director of the Heart for Superior Lung Illness and Lung Transplant Heart.
“These sufferers are actually confined to the hospital requiring high-oxygen necessities, won’t be able to go dwelling with no lung transplant.”
Dangle labored within the pharmaceutical business together with his girlfriend, a frontline employee. Dangle says they moved their household to Tampa after battling the pandemic.
“She really had to make use of rubbish luggage for PPE, they ran out,” Dangle stated.
However the couple realized they could not escape the pandemic.
The 2 barely settled in earlier than each examined constructive for COVID-19.
“I used to be hesitant however wanting again I ought to’ve gotten the vaccine,” stated Dangle.
Dangle spent a complete of 4 months in hospitals.
Reuniting together with his household was made attainable due to a stranger’s present.
“Thanks, thanks for giving me life once more, you realize, to offer me again to my household and I pray on a regular basis that you simply’re doing properly up there in Heaven,” he stated.
“We would not be capable to do that with out our donors, so on the backside of our hearts, we need to thank all donors internationally for what they’re permitting us to have the ability to do and save lives,” stated Dr. Patel. “However for our recipients, they’ve a second likelihood at life as a result of of you.”
“I am dwelling life fastidiously however I am doing all the pieces with my household, doing the issues that I missed out on for the 4 months that I used to be within the hospital,” stated Dangle, whose prognosis is nice.
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