Remembering – 50 Years Ago Today

“It is infinitely better to transplant a heart than to bury it to be devoured by worms.”

~ Dr Christaain Barnard

Fifty years ago today, Dr Christiaan Barnard (1922-2001) and his team transplanted a heart for the first time. The patient, Louis Washkansky, died 18 days later from pneumonia.

Thank you Dr Barnard for being a true pioneer.


About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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