Specialized ambulance offers life-saving transport for dying patients

Seton Medical Center introduced a specially-equipped ambulance to transport and save dying patients, KXAN news in Austin, Texas, reported. The $250,000 ECMO unit has revived and saved 17 patients since it was introduced last year. The rig has specially trained workers using equipment that can recirculate and re-oxygenate blood, while keeping up vital signs and failing organs, and can respond to any hospital within a 60-mile radius of Austin. ECMO is such a success the hospital hopes to introduce an airborne unit within a year, according to the article. The life-saving equipment is well worth the investment, doctors told KXAN. Article