October 8th, 2009

Man saved by double lung transplant buys ventilator for campaign

By Kelley Luckstein

A man whose life was saved by a double-lung transplant has purchased a ventilator for the Princess Margaret Hospital through the Breathe Easy Bahamas campaign.

 

Jorge Bacardi, 65, of Lyford Cay, understands how vital oxygen is to survival from his own direct experience as he suffered from the hereditary lung condition Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) all his life…

 

A 19-year-old named Christopher Mark Gregory had died in New Orleans of a brain aneurysm on March 27, 2008.

 

He had signed the donor register and his young lungs were flown to the Mayo Clinic while Mr Bacardi and his wife Leslie, 60, chartered a flight from the airport in New Providence to Jacksonville at 1.30am.

 

The Tribune by Megan Reynolds, 10/07/09

Tags: lung transplant, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Transplant

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