First heart transplant. Amazing how far we have come. Next up? Raise awareness and dispel the myths.

First heart transplant. Amazing how far we have come. Next up? Raise awareness and dispel the myths.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm proud to be a HEART MOM Lenora has been through so much. She did get a heart transplant.       "Yep, that's me. I could not be more proud of my hero, Alexis, HLHS, Heart Transplant."

I'm proud to be a HEART MOM Lenora has been through so much. She did get a heart transplant. "Yep, that's me. I could not be more proud of my hero, Alexis, HLHS, Heart Transplant."

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.

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.

South Africa 1969 First Heart Transplant Set Fine Used                    SG 280 1 Scott 355 6 Other African Stamps Here

South Africa 1969 First Heart Transplant Set Fine Used

South Africa 1969 First Heart Transplant Set Fine Used SG 280 1 Scott 355 6 Other African Stamps Here

FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT On May 31st in 1968, Canadian Albert Murphy became the recipient of Canada’s first heart transplant. The four-hour operation was performed by Dr. Pierre Grondin at the Montreal Heart Institute. The 59-year-old retired butcher had been suffering from a degenerative heart disease for 15 years and bravely received the heart of a 38-year-old mother who had passed away from a brain haemorrhage.

FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT On May 31st in 1968, Canadian Albert Murphy became the recipient of Canada’s first heart transplant. The four-hour operation was performed by Dr. Pierre Grondin at the Montreal Heart Institute. The 59-year-old retired butcher had been suffering from a degenerative heart disease for 15 years and bravely received the heart of a 38-year-old mother who had passed away from a brain haemorrhage.

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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