Woman kept alive for 6 days with no lungs

A lady was kept alive with no lungs for 6 days while she waited for a transplant in Apr final year.

It is suspicion to be a initial operation of a kind in a universe and she was kept alive with a small, synthetic lung.

Melissa Benoit, who lives in Canada, had grown life-threatening complications as a outcome of her cystic fibrosis.

She said: “In my mid-20s we started building lung infections, and we acquired influenza with this hitch that put me in respiratory distress.”

Melissa was given hours to live, until doctors undertook a pioneering medicine that she was told had a “small chance” of saving her life.

“I had to live on life support with no lungs for 6 days while we awaited suitable donor lungs. There was a lot of fad when we came to, that, wow, this indeed worked and we saved her,” combined Melissa.

This shave is creatively from 5 live Breakfast on Saturday 28 Jan 2017