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By replacing hearts which have ceased to function effectively, the program has given new life -- new energy and new possibilities -- to people whose lives had been restricted by debilitating disease.

In addition, the lives of hundreds of other patients have been greatly improved by identifying other treatments that successfully postponed or prevented the need for transplant.

Here are a few of our patients and their stories.

Veterinarian Living Full Life After Heart Transplant

Kerry Murphy, DVM, had a heart transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center five years ago. She is back to living a full life, working full time and making the most of every day.

Heart Transplant Gives New Lease on Life

After receiving a heart transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Bob is enjoying time with his grand kids and running in a 5K.