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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Denbighshire man celebrates 30 years since heart transplant

This weekend marks 30 years since Eddie Tierney had one of the first ever heart transplants. He was told he had six weeks to live, before that was revised to five years after surgery. He's now 74 years old, still working and riding a motorbike.