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DOD conducts first dual-patient ECMO C-17 transport
February 8, 2024
The Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation team from the 59th Medical Wing and Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, came together to turn a critically ill patient with lung failure by using the functions on a specialty bed with staff at the University Medical Center of El Paso, Texas, Oct 23, 2023. The Department of Defense’s only ECMO team possesses the capability for global transports of all service members. Additionally, the team can transport civilian patients through the Secretarial Designee program or with the Secretary of the Air Force’s approval. (Courtesy photo by the medical team)

59th MDW: Life-saving ECMO program hits milestone
February 25, 2022
ECMO mission