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Heart Transplants #441549

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 19, 1968
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(Studio) Dr. Denton Cooley and surgical team perform 9th and 10th heart transplants Sunday and today. Recipients are 5 year old girl and 50 year old salesman.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Houston, Texas) [Fredi EVERMAN - sings "Yours Is My Heart Alone". Says his wife knows it well.] [George DEBORD - tells how close he was to death without transplant. Feels he can now lead normal life.] Louis Fierro had heart transplanted in May and is working in used car lot. Looks and acts healthy. Everett Thomas was 1st heart transplant. He comes to hospital twice week for tests and medication. Serum keeps body from rejecting heart. 8 of 10 transplants have survived. [Md. team Dr. Denton A. COOLEY - says donors hard to procure. List of patients waiting. Tells of instance where heart transplant denied because of religious beliefs of donor's father.] 6 of survivors shown together.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Huntley, Chet;
Perkins, Jack

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