Guinness World Record heart transplant patient dies
10 February 2016
From the section Beds, Herts & Bucks
John McCafferty took part in the transplant games and lived to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary
The world’s longest-surviving heart transplant patient has died, 33 years after his life-saving operation.
John McCafferty was told he had only five years to live when he received the transplant at Harefield Hospital in Middlesex on 20 October 1982.
His widow Ann said: “The last 30 years we had together were brilliant. We’ve travelled the world.”
Mr McCafferty, from Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire, died aged 73 on …read more
Source:: BBC world news feed