April 22, 2024


ir Roy Yorke Calne was a famous British surgeon who revolutionized the field of organ transplantation.

He made groundbreaking contributions that saved countless lives and paved the way for modern transplant medicine.

Here’s a snapshot of his achievements:

Pioneer in immunosuppression: His research and innovations in immunosuppressant drugs helped overcome the body’s natural rejection of transplanted organs, making successful transplants possible.

Roy Yorke Calne
Roy Yorke Calne

Firsts in transplantation: Calne performed Europe’s first liver transplant in 1968, and together with John Wallwork, achieved the world’s first combined liver, heart, and lung transplant in 1987.

He also led the way in pioneering intestinal and multi-organ cluster transplants.

Roy Yorke Calne died from Congestive heart failure. He was 93 years old when he died on January 6th, 2034.

How Many Kids Did Roy Yorke Calne Have?

In 1956, Roy Yorke Calne wed Patricia Whelan, whom he had initially seen while supporting the physician as he removed her appendix. Two sons and four daughters were born to them.



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