Cedars-Sinai Blog

Transplant Saves Bishop at the Heart of His Community

"The skill of the surgeon, the discoveries that make operating rooms, anesthesia, and heart transplants possible—these are gracious and miraculous gifts."

The only cure

Some heart transplant programs would have considered William too old to undergo a transplant at 78.

What matters

Bishop William LaRue Dillard at the pulpit of the Second Baptist Church in Los Angeles where he's served the congregation since 1974.