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Goodyear was NHS Grampian’s first ECMO pa­tient, af­ter con­tract­ing pneu­mo­nia in 2001.

She said: “The team here didn’t have an ECMO ma­chine at the time, and they said I was go­ing to die but that there was this one thing they could try.

“They flew the ma­chine up from Eng­land and the staff to help put me on it so they re­ally pulled out all the stops for me, some­one they didn’t know.

“From that suc­cess they’ve been able to build and build it, to even­tu­ally be­come a unit, and that’s phe­nom­e­nal.

“I owe my life to the con­sul­tant on call when I came to the unit, Rona Patey, and I went on to name my daugh­ter Daisy Rona af­ter her. Life is re­ally good now.”

suc­cess: Pro­fes­sor Stephen Lo­gan un­veils the plaque with for­mer pa­tient Sarah Goodyear.

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