Lung transplant 'patient 45' remembered 30 years on
from CBC News
Lung transplant recipients, doctors and nurses are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the world's first successful lung transplant in Toronto. In 1983, Tom Hall was the 45th patient in the world to receive a single lung at what was then Toronto General Hospital. Tom Hall visits Paris, five years after his lung transplant. Before his successful operation, transplant recipients had not lived beyond a few days or weeks. (Courtesy University Health Network) Hall lived more than six years — the first to survive for more than days or weeks after receiving the organ.
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