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Desperate ECMO treatment used at Bagram to breathe life into NATO ally
A 455th Expeditionary Medical Group team loads a NATO ally, who required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation team support, onto an aeromedical evacuation transport at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Feb. 18, 2016. The ECMO team, dispatched from San Antonio Military Medical Center, uses technology that bypasses the lungs and infuses the blood directly with oxygen, while removing the harmful carbon dioxide from the blood stream. The patient was airlifted to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau)

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Photo by: Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau |  VIRIN: 160218-F-EB935-012.JPG