Fox 40 Sacramento | Sabrina Rodriguez
Take a look at your driver's license. Do you have that little pink dot indicating you’re an organ donor? If you do, you could save a life.
That happened for 33-year-old Cory Salazar; two years ago, the mother of three was at the end stages of a heart failure.
“If you saw Cory a year ago till now you wouldn’t recognize her,” said Dr. John Chin, the head of the Heart Transplant Program at Sutter Memorial Hospital. “She was probably less than six months maybe even less.”
Dr. Chin and the transplant team were able to install a heart pump and buy Salazar some time while she waited for a new heart.
It came. Salazar doesn’t know who or how her new heart came to her, but Dr. Chin performed a successful heart transplant on April 9, 2011.