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Panthers owner Richardson on heart transplant list

Updated: December 10, 2008, 8:11 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has been placed on a list for a heart transplant, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.

Richardson, 72, has been hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte since Saturday. The team said Richardson will undergo a transplant as soon as possible if a donor is found. According to the American Heart Association, there are more than 2,000 heart transplants performed in the United States each year, with a five-year survival rate of ...

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