The first woman in the United Kingdom to have all her major organs transplanted has now signed on to a lifetime of hospital visits -- but this time as the doctor.
Allison John, 32, made medical history in 2006 after she received her fourth organ transplant -- a kidney from her father, 61-year-old David John, to add to her previous heart, lung and liver transplants.
A life plagued by illness and frequent hospital visits has not deterred John from her dream of becoming a doctor, however. After 14 years of interrupted study, she finally received her medical degree from Cardiff University last month, according to the U.K. press.
John will begin rounds as a junior doctor at Neville Hall Hospital in Abergavenny, England.
Considering that her combined heart-lung transplant alone has only a 40 percent survival rate in the first five years, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, John is extremely fortunate to have survived three separate transplant operations.
TV Ciência - Testemunho de Vida - A F.Q e o Transplante Pulmonar
Obrigada a toda a equipa da TV Ciência pela oportunidade de divulgar esta doença rara chamada Fibrose Quistica. Não se falou nos Transplantes Pulmonares mas gostaria de deixar aqui a esperança para todos os que sofrem desta doença que o Transplante Pulmonar pode ser a única salvação numa fase muito avançada e terminal da F.Q.