Joseph E. Murray, Transplant Surgeon and Nobel Winner, Dies at 93 | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources |

The history and background to the first successful human organ transplant performed by a team led by Dr. Joseph Murray in 1954 in a Boston hospital, is featured in this article. The surgery involved a  23-year-old man donating his kidney to his identical twin brother.


This post has been published in light of the recent death of Dr Murray who received the Nobel prize for his endeavours in bringing organ transplantation into clinical reality.