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Medical team at UF Health Shands first in Southeast to perform double lung transplant on COVID-19 patient

A man from Texas contracted the virus in April and was on a breathing machine for two months before being taken to UF Health in Gainesville.
Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 6:14 AM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The medical team at UF Health Shands was the first in the Southeast to perform a double lung transplant on a COVID-19 patient.

A man from Texas contracted the virus in April and it left his lungs too damaged to function.

He was on a breathing machine for two months before being taken to UF Health in Gainesville.

There doctors and nurses successfully transplanted a complete set of lungs.

They say the patient is recovering steadily.

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