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Chestnut Hill Local Highlights Temple Health’s Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Philadelphia’s First Heart Transplant during National Donate Life Month Event with Gift of Life

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The Chestnut Hill Local highlighted Temple Health’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of its first heart transplant, the first in Philadelphia, during an event with Gift of Life on April 25th. The event included a flag-raising to honor the selfless generosity and courage of organ donors and their families and increase awareness about the importance of organ donation and registration, as well as personal stories of the life-saving power of donation from heart transplant recipient Earl Jones and kidney transplant recipient Julian Harmon. Abhinav Rastogi, MBA, MIS, Executive Vice President of Temple University Health System and President & CEO of TUH; Kenneth Chavin, MD, MBA, PhD, FACE, Director of the Abdominal Organ Transplant Program at TUH; and Eman A. Hamad, MD, MHA, FACC, FHFSA, FAHA, Director of the Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Program at TUH, delivered remarks.