Hello Friends and Readers
My work on The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South started several years ago after I read about the work of two medical pioneers in kidney and heart transplantation, David Hume and Richard Lower. These legendary surgeons once practiced medicine in the city where I’ve worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and in other communication posts: Richmond, Virginia.
What people are saying about
the Organ Thieves
“Jones meticulously details how yet another significant achievement in America was disproportionately costly for black people. The Organ Thieves exhumes more than just bodies–it unearths human hopes, scientific ambitions, and devastating mistakes.”
—Benjamin Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP and visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication
Chip Jones - Pulitzer-nominated journalist & author
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