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Denbighshire man told he had '6 weeks to live' celebrates 30 years since pioneering heart transplant

A Denbighshire pensioner who was once told he had "6 weeks to live" is celebrating 30 years this weekend since benefitting from one of the first ever heart transplants.

Eddie Tierney had the operation at Harefield Hospital on the 23rd March 1984, after which doctors told him he could expect to live for another five years.

Ian Lang went to meet him.

Man to celebrate 30 years since heart transplant

Eddie Tierny from Denbighshire had a heart transplant in 1984

This weekend marks 30 years since Eddie Tierney, from Denbighshire, had one of the first ever heart transplants.

When Eddie was told of his condition, it came as a huge shock to him and his family but he had the operation at Harefield Hospital on the 23rd of March 1984. He says he was told he would only have five years to live but thirty years on, at 74 years old, he is still working and riding a motorbike.

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