He was suffering of dilated cardiomyopathy before the transplant and was originally told he’d have five years to live when he received the transplant. However, he held the Guinness World Record for longest surviving heart transplant patient. He had a career in IT at Milton Keynes Hospital. He never discovered the name of the donor, a man in his 20s from Essex, a road crash victim. John and his wife Ann celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October. They had a good life during the last 30 years. “We’ve traveled the world,” Ann told to the media. We must remember that the first patient with a transplanted heart, Louis Washkansky, survived only 18 days.