#ad My Glory Was I Had Such Friends: A Memoir  In this moving memoir about the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit, Amy Silverstein tells the story of the extraordinary group of women who supported her as she waited on the precipice for a life-saving heart transplant.   Nearly twenty-six years after receiving her first heart transplant, Amy Silverstein’s donor heart plummeted into failure. If she wanted to live, she had to take on the grueling quest for a new h..

#ad My Glory Was I Had Such Friends: A Memoir In this moving memoir about the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit, Amy Silverstein tells the story of the extraordinary group of women who supported her as she waited on the precipice for a life-saving heart transplant. Nearly twenty-six years after receiving her first heart transplant, Amy Silverstein’s donor heart plummeted into failure. If she wanted to live, she had to take on the grueling quest for a new h..

Britain's first heart transplant performed by Christiaan Barnard, 1968

Britain's first heart transplant performed by Christiaan Barnard, 1968

Hamilton Naki became a self-taught surgeon of such skill that Dr. Christiaan Barnard chose him to assist in the world's first human heart transplant in 1967.  His contribution was kept secret for three decades because he was a black man in apartheid-era South Africa. He acquired his surgical skills through years of silent observation and covert practice at the university's medical school. His skills were so esteemed that the university quietly looked the other way.

Hamilton Naki became a self-taught surgeon of such skill that Dr. Christiaan Barnard chose him to assist in the world's first human heart transplant in 1967. His contribution was kept secret for three decades because he was a black man in apartheid-era South Africa. He acquired his surgical skills through years of silent observation and covert practice at the university's medical school. His skills were so esteemed that the university quietly looked the other way.

Someone wrote a book with this premise. In a heartbeat, I think its called

Someone wrote a book with this premise. In a heartbeat, I think its called

Main entrance of the CHU Brugmann Hospital, Horta site. Designed by Horta, this hospital site is externally distinguished by its pavilion-based architecture and its 18-hectare park that seems like a wooded garden. The hospital has cultivated the art of innovation ever since it was inaugurated in 1923.  It has played host to several medical breakthroughs, including the first heart transplant in Belgium - See more at…

Main entrance of the CHU Brugmann Hospital, Horta site. Designed by Horta, this hospital site is externally distinguished by its pavilion-based architecture and its 18-hectare park that seems like a wooded garden. The hospital has cultivated the art of innovation ever since it was inaugurated in 1923. It has played host to several medical breakthroughs, including the first heart transplant in Belgium - See more at…

Australia's First Heart Transplant  On this day ………… 24th February 1984 In Australia, the first heart transplant occurred under the direction of Dr Harry Windsor. The patient died within just a few days after his body rejected the new organ. The era of successful heart transplants in Australia can be attributed largely to the influence of Dr Victor Chang. […]

Australia's First Heart Transplant On this day ………… 24th February 1984 In Australia, the first heart transplant occurred under the direction of Dr Harry Windsor. The patient died within just a few days after his body rejected the new organ. The era of successful heart transplants in Australia can be attributed largely to the influence of Dr Victor Chang. […]

Denise Darvall; The Donor for the first  Heart Transplant Operation by HiltonT, via Flickr

Denise Darvall; The Donor for the first Heart Transplant Operation by HiltonT, via Flickr

March 7, 1996: Princess Diana arrives at the Harrods department store in London to attend a Gala dinner in honor of heart transplant surgeon Magdi Yacoub. The Princess, at her first public engagement since agreeing to end her 15-year marriage to Prince Charles.

March 7, 1996: Princess Diana arrives at the Harrods department store in London to attend a Gala dinner in honor of heart transplant surgeon Magdi Yacoub. The Princess, at her first public engagement since agreeing to end her 15-year marriage to Prince Charles.

Dr. Prof. Chris Barnard. In 1967 he led the surgical team that performed the first human-to-human heart transplant.

Dr. Prof. Chris Barnard. In 1967 he led the surgical team that performed the first human-to-human heart transplant.

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