Home > Medical > Heart Health > Heart transplants Heart transplants All sections in Heart » About Heart » Children & Heart Disease » Congenital Heart Disease » Emergency Treatment » FAQs » Diet and your Heart » Health Tips » Heart and Exercise » Heart Attack » Heart Transplants » After a Heart Attack » Multimedia » Heart News » Obesity » Smoking & your Heart » Stress & your Heart » Tests & Procedures » The Heart in Space » Treatment » Women & Heart Disease Learn more about heart transplant surgery, organ donation and organ transplants with medical information and advice as well as historical facts and current methodologies. She wrote goodbye letters to her kids – a transplant kept them from being read The outlook for Cherron Gilmore was so bleak, after again being rejected for a heart transplant, that she wrote goodbye letters to each of her children, ages 17, 13 and 8 - but in October last year she received here new heart. Organs from drug overdoses could alleviate transplant shortage Overdoses are resulting in more organ donations. A new study indicates that these organs can be appropriate for some transplant candidates. Behind the drama of the world's first heart transplant The world's first heart transplant earned South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard worldwide acclaim, but it wasn't all moonshine and roses. Chris Barnard's first heart transplant – the night he stared into an empty chest Health24 writer Marelize Wilke visited The Heart of Cape Town Museum to experience the night that led to the first human-to-human heart transplant. Someday, a pig's heart might save a child's life In a preliminary study, scientists have found evidence that babies' immune systems might tolerate a heart from a genetically modified pig — potentially a huge breakthrough for those waiting for donor hearts — but, if it proves a success, would it be socially acceptable? The events that led to the very first heart transplant On 3 December 2017 we celebrate the 50th commemoration of the first heart transplant that took place at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. Here's how the events unfolded. This is what helped this father of two survive heart failure With a second chance at life, Stanley Henkeman celebrates 10 years since his heart transplant. load more From our sponsor 3 symptoms of an acute heart failure episode! 5 lifestyle changes to help manage heart failure!