Detroit – A 68-year-old woman received a heart transplant at a Detroit hospital during the coronavirus outbreak.

Organ transplants were possible at Henry Ford Health System, but beds had been limited since March when hospitals became swamped with COVID-19 patients.

Donna Arm of Romulus got a new heart on April 25 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, the health system said Thursday. Two liver transplants and a kidney transplant were subsequently performed on other patients.

“I am grateful for their gift and for the extra time with my family, which I love so dearly,” Arm said in a statement released by Henry Ford Health.

The number of Henry Ford Health’s COVID-19 patients has been steadily falling. It had 248 Thursday, compared to 371 a week ago.

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