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12/02/2017

50th Anniversary of the 1st Heart Transplant

On December 3, 1967, Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant in South Africa.


A key element permitting the procedure was Barnard’s ability to determine the donor dead despite the beating heart.

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