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Heart Transplant Patients / Texas #1801

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 02, 1968
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(Studio) In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 46 year old heart transplant recipient making satisfactory progress. 2 recipients in Stanford, California, recovering satisfactorily. 4 in Houston, Texas, doing fine. All may carry donor cards in near future.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Houston, Texas) Houston had the idea of transplant banks, called "The Living Bank". People would donate pts. of body for death. They'd carry coded cards. 7 of 10 heart transplant survival record at Saint Luke's Hospital results from technique of Dr. Denton Cooley. He preserves electrical ctrs. of original heart and uses new serum to control body's rejection system. Some of recipients shown. 49 year old woman doing well after 1 month 57 year old man doing well after more than month 2 of 1st 4 transplants back at work. 54 year old used car salesman shown at work. Everett Thomas back at work as trust consultant at bank across street [THOMAS - says work 5 days a week Describes hrs. Has a heart; it has no personality; just a pump.]
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Reynolds, Frank

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