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Dying on the waitlist

ProPublica, Feb. 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

Dying on the waitlist

“I don’t think we ever thought we’d get to this point, not in California,” said Dr. Jack Sun, who oversees the program that includes ECMO [extracorporeal membrane oxygenation] at UCI Health in Orange County, 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. “You know if you don’t have a bed for somebody, they are going to die.”