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Dr Calne - a true hero - passed away this weekend

Transplant Patient
Updated January 9, 2024 in General

Dr Calne conducted many firsts / including the first European liver transplant, as well as the use of modern immune suppression (rapamycin).

Without his contributions we would not be where we are now.

Together with Dr Starzl on the U.S. side of the Atlantic (Dr Calne was British), he is considered a true pioneer in our industry.

Let us take a moment and honor his legacy and thank him for his work and sacrifices that have enabled us to live life after end stage disease…

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  • JeanmarieTransplant Patient

    Thank you so much for the info Karin. I get so wrapped up in the day-to-day of focusing on transplant today that I forget to look back to acknowledge the heroes, in medicine, who have made it possible for us to have transplants today.

    January 10, 2024
  • DebTransplant Patient

    I read a few articles on him today. What a determined doctor. A real hero!!

    January 10, 2024
  • lescp3Care Partner

    Saluting Dr Calne - EXTRA kudos to him for taking the time and having the talent to actually PAINT his patients. (I heard about this on a podcast!!)

    January 10, 2024
  • lescp3Care Partner

    What a way to truly connect with your patients!

    January 10, 2024
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