|Albert Starr and team perform the first heart transplant procedure in Oregon, Dec. 4, 1985.|
|The team on Dec. 4, 1985.|
|Heart transplant news conference|
To read more on the event, check out this OHSU blog post. I was also struck by this piece, which appeared in the Skanner last year, about one often-overlooked contributor to Oregon's first heart transplant: "Special Event Honors Oregon's First Heart Donor". The story on how this family finds solace and purpose in the legacy of the donation in the face of a painful loss is definitely worth a read.
|A life-saving donation|