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Britain’s Longest Surviving Heart Transplant Patient Dies

December 21, 1988

CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) _ Nigel Olney, Britain’s longest surviving heart transplant patient, died today almost nine years after undergoing the life-saving procedure. He was 44.

Olney underwent a second heart transplant two weeks ago at Papworth Hospital near Cambridge and had been making a good recovery until his condition deteriorated Monday, the hospital said.

Olney, divorced with two teen-age children, had worked as a fund-raiser for the hospital since his first operation in January 1980.

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