Saturday, June 16, 2012

France 2012 30th Anniversary of 1st heart-lung transplant in Europe

The French Post released on 18 June 2012, a stamp to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first european heart-lung transplant. The transplant was conducted by Professors Christian Cabrol et Iradj Gandjbakhch; the transplant was possible because of the discovery of cyclosporine, an efficient drug to prevent organ rejection. Today, such interventions are limited by the availability of willing donors.

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