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50 Years ago an historic heart transplant created a celebrity scientist

Posted on December 4, 2017 by The Conversation

South Africa’s Chris Barnard stands out in medical history as the heart surgeon who became a global household ...

5 years on heart transplant list – Teen calls for more organ donors

Posted on March 3, 2016 by

A Durban teenager whose life is constantly hanging by a thread has dedicated his time to organ donor ...

France announces second artificial heart transplant

Posted on September 8, 2014 by SAPA

France last month carried out the second transplant of a new-generation artificial heart, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said ...

Mechanical heart implantation is replacing donor transplants: expert

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Contributor

Artificial cardiac device implantation is increasingly replacing donor heart transplantation in South Africa and around the world, and ...

21-year-old’s incredible total face transplant

Posted on August 28, 2018 by A4W News

Katie Stubblefield’s wit shows through when she describes her face transplant surgery. “Longest nap of my entire life,” ...

Womb transplants: Three British women will soon undergo surgery

Posted on June 5, 2018 by ANA Newswire

Three women are to become the first in Britain to have womb transplants…

Successful penis, scrotum transplant in ground breaking surgery

Posted on April 24, 2018 by ANA Newswire

An Afghanistan war veteran who had his genitals blown off by a roadside bomb is the recipient of ...

The Weeknd breaks down on stage performing Selena Gomez heartbreak song

Posted on April 15, 2018 by Cover Media

The Weeknd became visibly emotional during his headline set at the festival on Friday, 13 April...

Durban teen’s second chance at life after lung transplant

Posted on January 8, 2018 by

A Hillcrest teen, who underwent a double lung and heart transplant, says he hopes to do all the ...

A woman with a transplanted uterus just gave birth!

Posted on December 4, 2017 by ANA Newswire

For women with uterine factor infertility who want to be mothers, the calculus has always been heartbreakingly simple: ...

Mechanical heart was a lifeline for 5-year-old Mnotho

Posted on September 29, 2017 by Contributor

Today, five-year-old Mnotho Mndebele is a ‘live wire’ with a hearty appetite, playful nature – and a mechanical ...

Youngest heart patient in Africa receives mechanical heart

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Contributor

A five-year-old boy, from Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal, is the youngest heart patient in Africa to undergo a lifesaving ...

Heartburn medications linked to kidney damage

Posted on March 6, 2017 by Contributor

The sudden onset of kidney problems has been connected with popular heartburn medication. What’s worrying is that the ...

Mechanical heart devices save 10-year-old boy’s life

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Contributor

A South African 10-year-old boy is the first in the world to have had two life-saving mechanical heart ...

Using skin to save the heart

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Contributor

Cell therapies for heart ailments - which involve transplanting heart cells - often fail. Researchers have now found ...

5 Year old in need of heart tranplant

Posted on September 25, 2015 by

Amy Miller is a 5-year-old who loves Katy Perry, spending time with her family, and watching cartoons.

Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees is [email protected] with top SA artists

Posted on June 22, 2015 by Contributor

The Eastern Cape, which is home to the legendary Big Five game species, is also home to the ...

World first: Baby born after womb transplant

Posted on June 22, 2015 by Contributor

The news of the first baby to be born from a woman with Rokitansky syndrome who received a ...

World’s first successful penile transplant

Posted on March 20, 2015 by Contributor

In a ground-breaking operation, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital surgeons performed the first successful penile transplant in the ...

Wonderful news! Jenna Lowe receives lung transplant

Posted on December 12, 2014 by Contributor

A campaign to help save the life of a 20-year-old South African girl went viral this year, and ...

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