Longest surviving heart transplant patient

A man from Newport Pagnell near Milton Keynes has entered the record books after becoming the longest surviving heart transplant patient.

Heart transplant patient is a record breaker

by Olivia Paterson

A man from Newport Pagnell near Milton Keynes has become the world's longest surviving heart transplant patient.

When he had the operation in 1982, John McCafferty was told that if the transplant was successful he could survive for five more years.

Thirty one years on, he says he's forever grateful to the doctors and the donor who saved his life.

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