The Bionic Bride and her New Heart
Ally Smith-Babineaux talks about her journey. (YouTube)
Twenty-nine Years - A Tremendous Gift
When he died in 2014, seventy-five-year-old retired research chemist and teacher Charles Washington was thought to be the longest surviving heart transplant recipient. (YouTube)
Grandmother Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Heart Transplant
Pay celebrated the 20th anniversary of her heart transplant in 2013.
Pay's journey began at age 41 when she acquired a bad cough and chest
pain that would not subside. Eventually, she was diagnosed with heart
failure. After referral to Dr. Bud Frazier at the Texas Heart Institute,
physicians determined that Pay's heart disease was familial, affecting
only women in the family. She would need a heart transplant. Today, Pay
volunteers with the Heart Exchange Support Group and encourages people to register as organ donors. Read the full story: April 15, 2013, Texas Medical Center News.
See also on this site:
See also on other sites:
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services organdonor.gov/ All about the gift of life, organ and tissue donation.
Donate Life America
Alliance of organizations committed to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation.
National Marrow Donor Program
www.marrow.org or bethematch.org
National program that matches marrow
donors and people who need a transplant.
Updated April 2015