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The ABCs of CMN: “E” is for EXTRA-Corporeal Life Support (ECLS)

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) at UC Davis Children’s Hospital is going back to basics in 2020 … despite the unprecedented and complicated events across the globe. “The ABC’s of CMN” series continues after a CORONAVIRUS detour! Join us we resume our journey through the alphabet, illustrating how children and families in our 33-county service area benefit from the CMN affiliation.

The ABC’s of CMN: “E” is for is for EXTRA-corporeal life support (ECLS).

When your heart/lungs aren’t functioning – as was the case with Miracle Kid Adolfo – you can’t survive. Damage to these organs may result in further injury.

Enter UC Davis Children’s Hospital ECLS program designed to treat patients for whom resting/replacing heart and/or lung function is necessary for survival. Who funded the pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Machine (ECMO)? Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals donors! Thank you from the bottom of our, well, you know.

More on Adolfo’s life-saving procedure facilitated by ECMO❤️.