On February 24, 1984, Dr Victor Chang performed Australia’s first successful heart transplant on 39-year-old shearer Peter Apthorpe from Armidale. Just two months later, Dr Chang performed another heart transplant on 14-year-old Fiona Coote, making her Australia's youngest heart transplant recipient at the time. Nearly four decades on, around 70 Australians have a transplant each year thanks to the pioneering work of Dr Chang and the team at St Vincent’s Hospital.

Learn more about Dr Victor Chang: https://www.victorchang.edu.au/about-us/victor-chang

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