By Martyn Halle For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 23:14 BST, 1 September 2018 | Updated: 23:14 BST, 1 September 2018
A pioneering heart transplant method which has saved dozens of lives is under threat because the NHS won’t foot the bill.
Surgeons say the procedure, which keeps donor hearts beating until they can be transplanted, will reduce patient waiting lists.
However, each ‘heart-in-a-box’ operation costs £75,000 rather than the £50,000 for a standard transplant because of the cost of maintaining each box and the expensive single-use parts involved.
NHS England’s decision not to