Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Infant Receives Baboon Heart

Baby Fae received a baboon heart transplant on October 26, 1984
October 26, 1984
On this day in 1984, an infant known as “Baby Fae” was the first to receive the first baboon-to-human heart transplant. The infant was born with hypoplastic left-heart syndrome, a fatal situation where the left side of the heart is actually missing. Before Fae, three other humans had received animal-heart transplants but none of them lived longer than three days. Unfortunately, Fae only lived for 20 days before dying on November 15th.