For all that COVID-19 has taken from the world, it's also given humanity nearly endless opportunity to again demonstrate its resiliency, its ingenuity and the depths of its reservoirs to restore the human condition and how we care for each other. That creativity has expressed itself not just in the form of rapid coronavirus testing that's affordable and accessible and now, available over the counter and without a prescription. Just as it's not been limited to vaccine development aided by the lessons learned from previous SARS outbreaks. COVID-19 touched every corner of life. There's so much more that might not be top of mind that's been crucial to not just extending, but also improving life throughout the pandemic. The CentriMag Acute Circulatory Support System, for example. Let us tell you about it. When Your Body Can't, CentriMag Can For people living with heart failure, COVID-19 can make an already tenuous situation worse. And when a person's heart and lungs become too weak to pump enough blood and oxygen that their body needs, CentriMag's extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) became an important tool for life support during the COVID-19 pandemic. CentriMag does the work the body is too weak to do on its own. As the pandemic surged in 2020, CentriMag provided doctors, patients, and loved-ones the most valuable commodity: Time. Time to consider their options to improve their situations. Time to choose the best course of care, including people who eventually required a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) or a heart transplant. Time to open the window to recovery that otherwise might have closed. 'CentriMag Is Largely Responsible For My Friend Still Being With Us.' Seeing the difference CentriMag makes up close is striking to those who witness the work it can do. This letter from a frontline nurse, edited for length, attests to that. 'As some of you know, a dear friend who is only 41 and without comorbidities, was diagnosed with COVID-19. He was quarantining away from his wife and son in their basement when his wife heard odd breathing in the basement. 'When his wife found him, he was unresponsive. He was transported to the hospital and quickly intubated. He failed to adequately oxygenate due to the severity of his lung injury. Within 24 hours, the doctor placed him on CentriMag ECMO and he has been on full support since. 'Despite him continuing to be critically ill, his family and I are grateful that CentriMag was appropriately implemented quickly for COVID lung injury. I have worked as an RN/NP for 20 years. I have said every day, almost as a mantra, that he is in the best place possible because early initiation of CentriMag leads to better outcomes. I believe CentriMag is largely responsible for my friend still being with us. 'Please see my face and know that your efforts have personally mattered to me.' Still being with us. One of thousands with whom we can directly, personally relate. Another opportunity for humanity to demonstrate its resiliency, its ingenuity and its ability to evolve through lessons learned. A chance to potentially open the door for CentriMag to help more people live longer, by providing the time necessary to keep the recovery window open.