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Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, heart transplant

50th Anniversary of 1st Heart Transplant


This December 3rd marks 50 years since the world’s first human heart transplant.

The benefactor was a 53 year old South African grocer with heart disease, and the donor was a 25 year old victim of a car accident.

Christiaan Barnard was the surgeon who made history by carrying out the operation in 1967. He trained in both the USA and at the University of Cape Town.

And the venue of this historic event? See our HD aerial video below and search our archive for the answer…


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Picture: Colorful Realistic Heart Illustration by GDJ on OpenClipart – https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/