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U.S. Surgeons Perform First Ever Pig-to-Human Heart Transplant

US surgeons have successfully transplanted a heart from a genetically modified pig into a human, the University of Maryland Medical School announced in a statement on Monday. The historic procedure, which took place last Friday, represents a major milestone for animal...

Greek-Australian Saved Thanks to First ‘Dead Heart’ Transplant

In August 2008, Greek-Australian journalist Costas Gribilas received the ultimate gift of life. When the father of young Australian Zammit Doujon found out that his son - who had been gravely injured in an incident outside a Mykonos nightclub in Greece...

The First Heart Transplant for 2014

The first heart transplant for the new year was held at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery centre, in Athens, Greece. A 56-year-old patient received the transplant from a donor who was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of Achillopouleio General Hospital in...

Duzon Zamit’s Heart Beats On

In 2008, when the young Australian Duzon Zamit was fatally injured in Mykonos after an unexpected attack outside a nightclub, everyone was moved by the gift of life transplanted in Greek immigrant Kostas Grimbilas, who since then lives with...

First Greek Baby Heart Donation Saves Italian Girl

An unfortunate 8-month-old baby died on Sept. 26 in the Intensive Care Unit of Aghia Sophia Hospital in Athens, but through their sadness, the infant's parents accepted the advice of doctors and donated its organs, leading to a life-saving...