40th Anniversary Celebration


On March 3, 2018, The University of Minnesota and M Health will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the first heart transplant at the University of Minnesota.

Patients and their families are invited to attend the celebration at The Graduate Hotel from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Heavy hors d'ouevres will be served alongside a cash bar.

RSVP is required, a link to register online has been sent with invitations.

Rooms have been set aside at The Graduate Hotel for event attendees. Please call The Graduate at (612) 397-8888 to reserve a room. 

General Info

Date and Time:
March 3, 2018
4:30 to 6:30pm

The Graduate Hotel Minneapolis
Meridian Ballroom
615 Washington Ave SE
(612) 397-8888
Rooms have been set aside at a discounted rate for attendees.
Call the hotel to reserve a room.

Deadline to register for the event is Feb. 19, 2018
A link to register was sent with invitations.

Event Program

Heavy hors d'ouevres will be served and a cash bar will be available. There will be history & information tables and a short stage program.
Further details will be posted here as they become available.


How do I RSVP for this event?
A link to register online was sent with the invitation. If you have misplaced your invitation, please contact us at cvheart@umn.edu.

Where should I send photos from my time or my relatives time as a transplant patient?
You can send you digital photo files to cvheart@umn.edu.

I only have print photos - how can I get them to you?
We can only accept digital files. Most local photo stores, Walmarts and Targets can scan your print photos to a digital file.

Send us Your Photos

photo album
We are putting together a scrapbook of photographs for the event. If you would like to submit photos from your time as a patient, or a relative's time as a patient, please send them to cvheart@umn.edu. We can only accept digital photo files at this time.

Honoring Donors

Part of celebrating 40 years of heart transplant involves celebrating the generosity and legacy of organ donors and their families who make transplant possible. During our celebration, we will be acknowledging this legacy. If you have an established relationship with your donor family, you are welcome to invite them to join you for this special celebration.