On April 21st, 1985 - My dad had a heart transplant. He lived an additional 21 years, and was the longest living heart transplant patient in the midwest. Because some very generous soul donated his organs, my dad was able to do many things he never thought would be possible. He was able to walk me down the aisle at my wedding and meet his granddaughter. Please consider being an Organ Donor - it's very easy to do!