07/15/2011 08:12 am ET Updated Sep 14, 2011

Super Science? 5 Years Of Organ Transplant Breakthroughs

Last Sunday, July 10th, Dr. Pedro Cavadas made headlines after performing the world’s first double-leg transplant. By all accounts, it was a historic procedure.

"Today we can say a landmark has been reached," Dr. Rafael Matesanz, director of the National Transplant Organization, told the Associated Press.

Although a discussion of organ transplantation can be found mentioned in Chinese texts from as early as the 4th century BC, significant milestones in transplant history have been passed as recently as the past few years. Here are a few of our most contemporary medical marvels: