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Demand For ECMO Life Support Soars As COVID-19 Rages In The South03:44
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Demand is soaring for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a heart-lung bypass machine. Usually a last-resort treatment, ECMO can help the non-elderly survive COVID-19.

However, as Blake Farmer of Nashville Public Radio reports, it is labor-intensive and raises bioethical issues.

This segment aired on September 8, 2021.

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