Donation Of Dialysis Machine

A recent fundraising drive by students from the UCT student-led Surgical Society resulted in the donation of a dialysis machine to Groote Schuur Hospital. Dr Maajid Khan, a 1970 UCT medical graduate who now lives in New Zealand, led the donation from a foundation with which he is involved, [...]

2017-11-28T14:06:15+00:00 November 28th, 2017|News|

Hartklop At Artscape

“Hartklop”, a play about the 50th year of celebrating heart transplants in Cape Town, is being staged at Artscape from 20 to 23 December 2017. The play aims to contribute to increased awareness of the need for organ donors Further information will be available on the Artscape website: www.artscape.co.za [...]

2017-11-28T13:58:20+00:00 November 28th, 2017|News|

Decline In Heart Transplants

On Saturday 25 November, the Saturday Dispatch reported a decline in heart transplants in the public sector. Speaking at a conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant in East London, Groote Schuur Hospital cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Tim Pennel reported that only five heart transplants [...]

2017-11-28T13:57:35+00:00 November 28th, 2017|News|

Media Engagement

In the months leading to the commemoration of the first heart transplant performed by Dr Chris Barnard at Groote Schuur Hospital 50 years ago, there has been intense engagement with the media. Against the background of the transplant, news included stories about the iconic event, about the progress in [...]

2017-11-28T14:06:36+00:00 November 28th, 2017|News|

Gala Dinner

On Wednesday 8 November 2017, 330 guests attended a celebratory dinner hosted by the Groote Schuur Hospital Facility Board commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1st heart transplant. Upon arrival, guests were shuttled to the Heart of Cape Town Museum for a personal tour. This was followed by a [...]

2017-11-29T09:04:21+00:00 November 28th, 2017|News|

Heart Symposium

From 2 – 4 December 2017, the “50 Years of Heart Transplantation: Courage and Innovation” Conference is set to be convened by the Christiaan Barnard Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at  Groote Schuur Hospital where the first heart transplant was performed. The conference will host more than 300 delegates from [...]

2017-11-28T14:04:17+00:00 November 28th, 2017|News|