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The famous Groote Schuur Hospital where the world's first heart transplant took place in 1968.

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

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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.

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Christiaan Neethling Barnard performed the world's first adult heart transplant on Louis Washkansky on December 3, 1967 at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town South Africa.

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Denise Darvall; The Donor for the first Heart Transplant Operation by HiltonT, via Flickr - This Day in History: Dec 3, 1967: First human heart transplant

Gummy bear surgery - I discovered the other day that the Life brand gummy bears have hairy chests. I makes me laugh.

Gummi Bear Surgery

Gummy bear surgery - I discovered the other day that the Life brand gummy bears have hairy chests. I makes me laugh.

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decellularized "Ghost" Heart The cells are removed by a chemical process, leaving only Extracellular matrix, so the new cells of the transplantee, which match the DNA, can be grown on this heart, so the rejection of the organ doesn't happen. It's still in the experimental stage, but it is promising.

Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town (translates as big barn) where the world's first heart transplant took place

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