Naki: Hamilton Naki: It has been claimed that Naki assisted Professor Barnard in removing the donor’s heart during his first heart transplant, but this has been proven false. Naki was one of four highly trained technicians in the research laboratory at UCT's medical school at the time of the transplant, but he did not assist in the procedure. He did, however, assist in research. Read more...
• Denise Darvall: the
donor in the world’s first successful human heart transplant.
• Louis Washkansky: The
world’s first human heart transplant recipient