‘My new heart has become a beacon of hope, free from the limitations of heart failure’

Despite the critical need for organs, the number of donors in South Africa remains critically low — less than 0.2% of the population

24 January 2024 - 22:03

For three years, Cape Town graphic designer and part-time lecturer Jamie Lyn Waller depended on a mechanical heart, LVAD (left ventricular assist device). It kept her alive during the most devastating time in recent history, the Covid-19 pandemic. ..

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