NHS surgeons in children’s heart transplant breakthrough

NHS surgeons in children’s heart transplant breakthrough

A 14-year-old girl has told Sky News she feels “blessed to have a second chance at life” after having a heart transplant using a donor organ that had started beating again thanks to a new machine.

Freya Heddington was only the second child ever to have their life saved by the pioneering technology, which had previously been tried just in adults.

WARNING: This report contains pictures of a beating heart awaiting transplant.

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