Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Transport

Even when a child in crisis is hours away from our hospital, we can bring life-saving heart and lung support technology to them. It’s called “extracorporeal membrane oxygenation” (“ECMO,” for short).

During their trip to Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware — by helicopter, ambulance or airplane — a child’s heart and lungs can get help from a mobile ECMO machine. This gives these organs time to rest and heal. We’re the only hospital in the region to provide this advanced pediatric ECMO transport.

Learn more about Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Transport at the Nemours KidsHealth Library

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Transport

Pediatric Expertise You Can Trust

Together, the experienced doctors and nurses on our ECMO transport team have been involved in hundreds of ECMO cases. We offer:

  • Delaware’s only neonatal (newborn) ECMO center.
  • Gold Level Award for Excellence in Life Support from the international Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO).
  • Second children’s hospital in the country designated as an Accredited Heart Failure Institute.
  • Guaranteed transfer of your child back to their original hospital as soon as appropriate.
  • Expert on-site evaluation at other hospitals.
  • Case management team member to help with insurance issues.
  • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware across from our campus, for an affordable home away from home during long hospital stays.

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