Ronda is a respiratory therapist at Butterworth Hospital. She’s lived with worsening cystic fibrosis since childhood. She received a double lung transplant in her 30’s and is now an avid bicyclist and an advocate for organ donation awareness
This is Dr. Christian Barnard. He performed the world's first human heart transplant operation on 3 December 1967 in S. Africa. The patient was a 54-year-old man suffering from incurable heart disease. Barnard later wrote, "If a lion chases you to the bank of a river filled with crocodiles, you will leap in, convinced you can swim to the other side." The donor heart came from a woman who had been brain damaged in an accident. The doctor marveled, 'It works.' The patient lived for 18 days.
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