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December 3, 1967: First Successful Human Heart Transplant

1967 First Successful Human Heart Transplant

On December 3rd, 1967, medical history was made. Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa played host to the first successful human heart transplant surgery. 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky received the heart of 25-year-old Denise Darvall, who was in a fatal car accident. The surgeon was Christiaan Barnard. He had read about a procedure performed

Tips For A Perfect Family Staycation

Tips for a Perfect Family Staycation

Perfecting Your Family’s Summer Staycation Now that summer is here and the kids are out of school, we are probably on the hunt for ways to get some quality family time. While a vacation offers us a solution, it can be pricey and a huge hassle and often over crowded. Fortunately, we can get what

It Is National Cord Blood Awareness Month

Cord Blood Awareness Month

July Marks Cord Blood Awareness Month After a baby is born, the umbilical cord becomes useless to both the mother and the child. That does not mean, however, that it is useless to other people. In fact, the blood from that umbilical cord contains adult stem cells that can mature into healthy blood cells. The