Former Vice President Dick Cheney (pictured) received a heart transplant on Saturday.
The former vice president and his family do not know the identity of the donor, however, they will be forever grateful for this lifesaving gift, according to a family statement.
Cheney, who served as President George W. Bush's vice president from 2001 to 2009, has a long history of heart problems.
He suffered his first heart attack at age 37 and his fifth in 2010.
In 1988, he underwent quadruple bypass surgery and has had several other heart surgeries since then, including multiple angioplasties and the implantation of a pacemaker.