10th June 2014
Chain of Hope President, Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, received the Order of Merit from Her Majesty the Queen in June 2014. The order of merit is the most prestigious honour, with only 24 living people holding the award at one time. The award recognises Professor Yacoub’s lifelong dedication to heart surgery and everything he has done to make surgery more accessible to all children and to research new ways to stop deaths from heart disease.
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