The UK’s oldest live heart transplant patient has reached the age of 90.
GRANDAD Ted Warner turned 90 yesterday, making him the longest surviving heart transplant patient in the United Kingdom.
Ted, who had his procedure in 1990, celebrated his 90th birthday in June but waited until today to reunite with his family when the Covid limitations were lifted. He still has to take eight immunosuppressant medicines every day, but he can golf and shoot clay pigeons.
The former company leader, who lives near Leicester and has three grandchildren, is one of the UK’s few living heart transplant recipients. Others have lived longer after surgery, with the UK record being 37 years.
He was given three weeks to live before the transplant at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.
Francis Wells, his surgeon, was present during the celebration. It was the first time they’d seen each other since the operation.