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On 3rd December 1967 South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard conducted the first  heart transplant on 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky

On 3rd December 1967 South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard conducted the first heart transplant on 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky

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The first heart transplant using a "dead heart" was performed by surgeons in Australia, in October 2014.

The first heart transplant using a "dead heart" was performed by surgeons in Australia, in October 2014.

Dr. Hamilton Naki                       He was a black laboratory assistant to white cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard in South Africa under apartheid,  Dr. Hamilton Naki was the second most importat man in the team that performed the first heart transplant in history

Dr. Hamilton Naki He was a black laboratory assistant to white cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard in South Africa under apartheid, Dr. Hamilton Naki was the second most importat man in the team that performed the first heart transplant in history

1967- The first human heart transplant was completed by South African surgeon  Christiaan Barnard, on December 3, 1967, at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Just three days later, Adrian Kantrowitz performed the world's first pediatric heart transplant at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

1967- The first human heart transplant was completed by South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard, on December 3, 1967, at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Just three days later, Adrian Kantrowitz performed the world's first pediatric heart transplant at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

First Heart Transplant

First Heart Transplant

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. […]

The first heart transplant was performed 46 years ago today. Since that time, there have been tremendous improvements in medications and procedures, but one big problem remains. Only about 45 percent of Americans have registered as an organ donor. As part of #GivingTuesday, we are hoping to encourage others to sign up on the Utah Organ Donor Registry, www.yesutah.org. If you are already a registered donor, use #IGiveLife to encourage others to register.

The first heart transplant was performed 46 years ago today. Since that time, there have been tremendous improvements in medications and procedures, but one big problem remains. Only about 45 percent of Americans have registered as an organ donor. As part of #GivingTuesday, we are hoping to encourage others to sign up on the Utah Organ Donor Registry, www.yesutah.org. If you are already a registered donor, use #IGiveLife to encourage others to register.

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In 1964, Dr. James D. Hardy performed the world's first heart transplant surgery @ The University of Mississippi Medical Center.

In 1964, Dr. James D. Hardy performed the world's first heart transplant surgery @ The University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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