A sick man’s life was saved by transplanting a “dead” heart by the doctors and bring him back to life.
Dubbed “heart in a box”, is a new pioneering piece of technology that can preserve the organ and keep it beating for almost eight hours.
The heart was transferred to 58-year-old Anthony Anderson was carried out by surgeons at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester (UK).
Anderson was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy which left him in urgent need of a transplant.
Anderson told “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.”
Wythenshawe Hospital is among only four hospitals in the world to carry out this unique procedure.
In every 100 patients 15 people die while waiting for a heart transplant.
Doctors are hopeful this technology could save many lives.