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The first successful double lung transplant in a NC COVID patient took place at UNC Hospitals.
Since the start of the pandemic, countless people have lost their lives to COVID-19. Tolishia Alexander was almost one of them. On August 10, 2021, she became the first UNC patient to undergo a double lung transplant due to COVID-19.
Rick Armstrong, WRAL photojournalist
A woman in Michigan died 61 days after she received a pair of lungs from an organ donor who had been infected with the coronavirus, according to a case report published this month.
Jacey Fortin, New York Times
After the virus caused irreversible damage to her lungs, doctors decided a double lung transplant offered her best chance at survival.
Duke researches now use artificial human "mini-lungs" for testing new therapies to beat COVID-19. They may also be able to repair lung damage from the virus.
Sampson County native Mayra Ramirez is the first person in the U.S. to get a double lung transplant to survive COVID-19.
Monica Laliberte, WRAL executive producer/5 on Your Side reporter
Mayra Ramirez was a healthy 28-year-old woman before COVID-19 and a double lung transplant. Now, she is on the path to recovery. Credit: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Mayra Ramirez was a healthy, active 28-year-old women before she found herself fighting for her life with COVID-19. These photos show Mayra and her life before, during and after a successful double lung transplant. All photos courtesy of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.