Coronavirus outbreak delayed his liver transplant. Then doctors found a solution.
Mike Hixenbaugh6h ago / 5:45 PM UTCZach Branson during a hospitalization in 2019.Courtesy of Ashley BransonZach Branson, a Colorado man whose lifesaving transplant was put on hold last month because of the coronavirus pandemic, has received a new liver, donated by his uncle.Doctors at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Denver previously canceled the surgery — along with all other organ transplants from living donors — amid concerns that such operations would leave patients and donors vulnerable to the coronavirus.But the hospital reversed course last week after developing the capability to test for the coronavirus in UCHealth’s lab and get results in under four hours.Read the full story here. Pete Williams6h ago / 5:11 PM UTCWhat would happen if Trump was put on a ventilator?The hospitalization of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and his subsequent move to intensive care to receive supplemental oxygen, marked the first known case of a world leader seriously affected by the coronavirus.President Donald Trump said he has been tested twice for the virus, once in March and again last week. But what if a president had to be hospitalized and put on a ventilator?Dr. John Torres, an NBC News medical correspondent, explained that when patients need a ventilator, a breathing