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Man, 26, needs new liver

10th January 2012

A 26-year-old man diagnosed with liver cirrhosis caused by alcoholism is on the waiting list to receive a new liver at King's College London.

Matt Maden began drinking at the age of ten and was diagnosed with cirrhosis at 21. Dr Varuna Aluvihare, from King's College London, said a fifth of patients died while on the list. He said: "Tragically, every year we fail to keep someone like Matt alive. We don't have enough organs at the moment and someone like Matt could be on the list for about 18 months." 

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