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Monk's moments: Donor organs: the gift of life

I recently saw a 69-year-old man in my clinic, referred to me with a suspected skin cancer. Taking a history, I asked him what his occupation had been. He was rather affronted, and told me that he was still working full time, installing TV aerials; I looked at him again, and realised, to my slight embarrassment, that a few months previously he had been clambering over the roof of my house fixing my satellite dish. As I proceeded with his history, I discovered that, about nine years earlier, he had been the recipient of a heart transplant.
Dermatology in practice 2008; 16(1): 31–31
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