Home > Medical > Heart Health > Heart transplants Updated 22 August 2017 From the nose to the penis – a history of organ transplants Donating your organs for transplantation after you die is a selfless act. Doctors and surgeons have been hard at work over the last two centuries learning how to transplant organs successfully. 0 Sources: www.odf.org.za; med.stanford.edu; www.unos.org; www.liveonny.org; www.nhs.uk; www.mhealth.org; www.nobelprize.org Compiled by Mandy Freeman Related articles SHOCKING: Less than 0.2% of SA are organ donors Worldwide, every day 57 people receive organs – while 13 die waiting. Signing up to become an organ donor is simple and costs you nothing. KZN teenager promotes organ donor awareness A Durban teenager with a heart defect that leaves him permanently tired is working as an ambassador for organ donation in South Africa as he waits for transplant surgery. 100 minute old baby Teddy becomes UK's youngest organ donor Baby Teddy Houlston lived for less than two hours but achieved a miracle by becoming the UK's youngest ever organ donor – and saving the life of another person!