Penn Transplant Institute

Heart Transplant Patient Stories

Janet: Heart Transplant Recipient

Janet discusses how she knew she was in good hands at Penn Medicine, which was her home for six and a half weeks as she waited for a heart transplant in 2005. Less than a year after her transplant, Janet started swimming again and won a silver medal in a competition.

Janet participated in the annual Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness, a run/walk to honor organ and tissue donors, celebrate the lives of organ and tissue recipients and recognize those who continue to wait for a life-saving transplant.