Man thanks team at Albany Med for saving life during COVID

A Syracuse-area man thanked the Albany Medical Center doctors and nurses who saved his life from COVID.

Cory Yager, 43, was admitted to the hospital about a year ago, and spent nearly 80 days there.

He was kept alive by an ECMO machine – which oxygenates blood outside the body – along with other very specialized lifesaving measures. He also needed a lung transplant.

Yager was unconscious, sedated or couldn’t speak during his stay. However, he told the medical staff during this visit he’s back to cycling, fishing and kayaking.