KSHB: Transplant recipients have opportunity to say goodbye to their native hearts

June 26, 2018

Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute started the program more than 15 years ago, allowing heart transplant recipients to return with their families and see the organs they left behind.

"We know it's just a muscle that squeezes blood, but I think we attach a special meaning to it, because without the heart, nothing else works," Dr. Andrew Kao, Director of Saint Luke's Heart Transplant program, said.

Hear one man's heart transplant story and his heartfelt goodbye to the heart that gave him life for more than 60 years. 
 

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