Woman gets heart transplant during coronavirus outbreak
Detroit – A 68-year-old woman received a heart transplant at a Detroit hospital during the coronavirus outbreak.
Organ transplants were possible at Henry Ford Health System, but beds had been limited since March when hospitals became swamped with COVID-19 patients.
Donna Arm of Romulus got a new heart on April 25 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, the health system said Thursday. Two liver transplants and a kidney transplant were subsequently performed on other patients.
“I am grateful for their gift and for the extra time with my family, which I love so dearly,” Arm said in a statement released by Henry Ford Health.
The number of Henry Ford Health’s COVID-19 patients has been steadily falling. It had 248 Thursday, compared to 371 a week ago.