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500 BCE Chinese doctor Pien Ch'iao is said to have done the first ever heart transplant and it is said that both patients survived. 200 CE A Chinese doctor named Hua-Tuo is said to have replaced diseased organ with healthy ones, this is the first recorded medical transplantation. 300 Saint Cosmos and saint Damien are known for supposedly reattaching the leg of a dead moor to a patient who had lost his, this is the first ever example of donated material. 1200 Saint Anthony of Padua reattached the foot of a man who had cut off his own foot on his own accord having been told off for kicking his own mother. 1667 Jean-Baptiste Denis was a French physician who gave the blood from a lamb to patients. His work was soon put to an end after the amount of his patient deaths began to mount. 1818 James Blundell transfused a small amount of blood from a husband to his wife after she had just given birth, this is the first well recorded example of human to human blood transfusion. 1869 Jacques Louis Reverdin is the first doctor to perform a skin transplant from one person to another. 1881 First use of skin being transplanted from a dead person to a live one. 1900 German scientist Karl Landsteiner discovers that there are human blood groups. The matching of these newly discovered blood types is necessary for successful blood transfusions. 1905 The first ever cornea transplant took place when the cornea of an 11 year old boy gave his cornea to a labourer who had had an accident.
1989 The first ever live donor liver transplant occurred when a mother gave her own child part of her own liver and the liver has some power of regeneration so it grows inside the new body. . 1968. with tissues from living and dead donors. The patient survived for 21 months before he died. 1967 (2) (1)The first ever successful liver transplant occurred and the patient survived for 14 months before he died. 1909 A child who was suffering from kidney failure was given slices of a rabbit kidney and although after just 2 weeks he died and all other animal to human transplants were just as unsuccessful. 1962 The new immunosuppressive drug known as azathioprine was used in America to prevent the rejection of a kidney from a dead person. A Texan woman who was shot in the head became the world’s first ever quadruple organ donor 1982 An artificial heart was implanted in a patient the said patient died 112 days after his artificial heart had been implanted. 1988 (2) (1)First successful small bowel transplants (2)First successful small intestine transplants are performed. 1936 A Russian doctor transplanted the kidney from one human to another the kidney functioned poorly for two days before it failed. 1966 A patient with diabetes and kidney failure received a pancreas transplant this was the first ever recorded successful pancreas transplant in jistory. (2) A south African doctor transplanted a heart from a dead woman who was killed in a car crash to a 54 year old man who died 18 days later of pneumonia due to his suppressed immune system.
2005 The first ever face transplant occurred with a partial face transplant in France and another in China a year later .