May 22, 2004

5 Transplants, 2 Days

The heart transplant folks at Stanford have been quite busy lately--transplanting 5 hearts in a 48 hour period according to a San Francisco Gate article. 3 adults and 2 children were the recepients of donated hearts during the stretch--an impressive number for a two day period when Stanford usually performs 37 adult and 17 pediatric heart transplants a year. It's so good to see the word about organ donation getting out there and these very sick people getting a second chance at life. And please, talk to your family about organ donation--you can save a life!

Posted by Shelby at May 22, 2004 10:57 PM