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On 3rd December 1967 South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard conducted the first heart transplant on 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky

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from TheMetaPicture.com

Last Christmas…

Last Christmas I gave you my heart, but the very next day your body rejected the transplant and you died.

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Image of the Week: A Pediatric Heart Transplant | This image provides a rare look into a pediatric heart transplant procedure. The recipient in this case is a 13 month-old patient with congenital heart disease (CHD).

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Gianna Paniagua Natural Formations - nspired by the human body and its delicateness, creating paper forms and cut outs that reflect our fragile vasculature and histology.

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'Ghost heart,' a framework for growing new human hearts, could be answer for thousands waiting for new heart

'Ghost heart,' a framework for growing new human hearts using a protein scaffold and stem cells, could be an answer for thousands waiting for new hearts. This experimental method could also apply to other organs.

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Man given heart of suicide victim marries donor's widow and then kills himself in exactly the same way. Heart transplant recipient Sonny Graham, pictured with wife Cheryl, commited suicide.The couple met after Mr Graham started writing to her after being told her husband was his heart donor.Twelve years after the successful transplant operation, Mr Graham shot himself dead, leaving his wife a widow for the second time in strikingly similar circumstances.

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