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I’m Ireland’s longest living heart recipient – I thought transplants were only for old people until I needed one at 19 [Video]

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IRELAND’S longest living heart transplant survivor said he wouldn’t be alive without the sacrifices of a grieving family.

Andy Kavanagh underwent surgery in Dublin in 1986 when he was just 19 to give him a second chance at life.

Today marks 38 years since Andy Kavanagh had his life-saving surgeryCredit: Conor McCabe Photography
In 2019, Andy campaigned with An Post to have more people become organ donorsCredit: Maxwell
Now a dad and a grandad, Andy has lived his life since the operationCredit: Red Flag Global

A year earlier, the Dubliner caught a flu illness that attacked the muscles of his heart, leading to a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy.

He was faced with undergoing a relatively new procedure in Ireland or face dying from the condition.

In 2000, he got kidney cancer, and four years later needed a kidney transplant — so he told the Irish Sun he knows how “lucky” he is to receive two transplants.

He …

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