Dr Zbigniew Religa after a heart-transplantation (2 pictures)

1987. Heart surgeon Dr. Zbigniew Religa keeps watch on a monitor tracking the vital signs of a heart-transplant patient. One of Religa’s colleagues who helped him perform two transplants in an all-night session rests in the corner. In 1987 James Stanfield’s photo of Zbigniew Religa was proclaimed a photo of the year in National Geographic.


2013. Here is the second man from the first photo. Dr. Zbigniew Religa has saved his life 25 years ago.
Dr. Zbigniew Religa died in 2009.

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