HEALTHBEAT: Gambling on emergency fix while researchers seek fully functioning artificial lung

  • by: LAURAN NEERGAARD , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 2, 2014 - 1:15 AM

WASHINGTON — Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the lungs.

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