A desperately ill man’s life has been saved after doctors gave him a transplant using a ‘dead’ heart they had brought back to life.
Medics used a pioneering piece of technology dubbed a ‘heart in a box’ which can keep a heart preserved and beating for up to eight hours.
Surgeons at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester carried out the successfully transfer to Anthony Anderson.
The 58-year-old, from Swinton, was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy – a disease of the heart muscle – which left him in intensive care and he was placed on the urgent transplant list.
Speaking after the successful operation, Anthony said: ‘When I got the call I felt very emotional – really happy, but of course sad that someone had to die to help me and I will be forever grateful to my donor.’