The Dallas Morning News | Amanda Boardman
The 25th annual reunion for those who have received organs at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor All Saints Fort Worth offered patients a chance to catch up with one another, hospital staff and their surgeons.
“They’re not only my doctors and nurses, but in the transplant program I’d consider us all friends,” said Melvin Jones of Forney, who received a heart transplant nine years ago.
Jones, 61, hasn’t missed a reunion since his surgery, and said the recipients are a close-knit group.
“We have a good time with one another and catch up on each other’s lives,” he said. “We look out after one another real well.”
Dr. Goran Klintmalm, chief and chairman of the Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, said patients were behind the first reunion.