Heart transplant reunion at St Francis

Tuesday, August 26th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa hospital is celebrating ten years of giving heart patients a second chance. St Francis Hospital held a reunion for heart transplant survivors.

The hospital transplant team has done 115 transplants in the past decade. One of them is Blake Ingram who faced congestive heart failure at the age of 27. “I appreciate life more. I appreciate family. I'm not in such a hurry to get things done now. Just more relaxed and appreciate things. I'm grateful for each breath."

Heart transplant survivors say the reunion is also a chance to remind people about the importance of being organ donors.