New Videos Share Story of Barnes-Jewish Heart Transplant Recipient

Clarke and Arlene Thomas talk for an American Heart Associayion

Clarke and Arlene Thomas talk for an American Heart Association video about her 2010 heart transplant.

What’s it like for a pilot to not only deliver a donated heart to the hospital … but a donated heart that saves your boss’ life as well?

That’s the story of Arlene Thomas, who in July of 2010 received a donor heart courtesy of a pilot from the company she owns, Fostaire Helicopters of St. Louis.

As part of Go Red for Women, the America Heart Association of Greater St. Louis produced three videos to share Arlene’s story and we share them below.

Over the next couple of months, we at Barnes-Jewish are encouraging many to participate in the Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk May 19 in downtown St. Louis. The annual event kicks off at Busch Stadium and goes through the city. Heart disease touches so many of us, and Arlene’s story is a great way to show how it can be overcome. Research dollars from events like the Heart Walk can help make stories like Arlene’s a positive one. For more about the event, click here.

For more about Arlene, watch these videos:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

-Jason Merrill

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