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Sunderland woman thought to have world’s oldest successful transplant with 100-year-old kidney

A Sunderland woman with a 100-year-old kidney she received from her mother in the 1970s is thought to have the world’s oldest successfully transplanted kidney. Sue Westhead, from Houghton-le-Spring, received the swap in 1973 when her mother Ann Metcalfe was 57. Now, 43 years on, the kidney is still going strong, despite doctors […]