(CBS News) Former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant on Saturday, his office announced.
statement from the former vice president's office said the 71-year-old
is now recovering in the intensive care unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital
in Falls Church, Va., outside Washington.
The statement said Cheney had been on the transplant list for 20 months and did not know the identity of the donor.
the former vice president and his family do not know the identity of
the donor, they will be forever grateful for this lifesaving gift," the
statement read. (Continues)