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On March 4, 2013, Gary became the first patient at UPMC to receive a "breathing lung" transplant through the Transmedics® Organ Care SystemTM (OCS) Lung machine. The OCS Lung is a perfusion machine that provides the lungs with oxygen, blood, and a special solution that protects the lungs from contamination. UPMC was the first health system on the East Coast to use this device.
Gary returned home two weeks later. He is very grateful for his transplant and tries to "pay it forward" by spending time with potential transplant patients, offering them support and sharing his experience.
"If someone wouldn't have donated their organ to me, I wouldn't be here today. One donor can have such a great impact and give life to so many others. Organ donation saved my life; it can save someone else's."
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Are you running the Pittsburgh Marathon or another long distance race? Join us Thursday, April 23 at 12:30 p.m. for UPMC’s first-ever Google Hangout. During the live video chat, led by UPMC Sports Medicine nutrition director Leslie Bonci, experts and bloggers will share their best nutrition tips, offer personal advice based on past race experiences and answer live questions from the audience.
Leslie Bonci, R.D., director of sports nutrition, UPMC Sports Medicine
Mandy Budzowski, health coach supervisor, UPMC Health Plan
Jon Kissel, community and member Relations Coordinator, Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Nick Fischer, R.D., founder, Fischer Nutrition
Marlesa Adams, blogger, Mar on the Run
Jenna Hatfield, blogger, Stop, Drop & Blog
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