Foreign private patients pay tens of thousands of pounds for livers donated to the NHS

Foreign private patients pay tens of thousands of pounds for livers donated to the NHSKing's College NHS Foundation Trust carried out 19 operations in 2 yearsIt is believed the trust has been paid around 1m for the operationsThe organs have been given to fee paying non EU patients There are currently 550 NHS patients awaiting a life saving transplant By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 11:44 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:15 GMT, 25 March 2013 Scarce donor organs meant for NHS patients are being sold to wealthy foreigners for tens of thousands of pounds.

I started drinking aged 10: Alcoholic, 26, who needs a new liver now sits by the phone waiting for a life-saving call

I started drinking aged 10: Alcoholic, 26, who needs a new liver now sits by the phone waiting for a life-saving callWas drinking 16 cans a day and a bottle of spiritsDiagnosed with liver cirrhosis when he was 21Only stands a 20 per cent chance of getting the donor he needs A young man who started drinking aged 10 is desperately waiting for a life-saving liver transplant. /01/10/article-2084517-0F654CBA00000578-168_468x390.jpg” width=”468″ height=”390″ alt=”Matt Maden has only a 20 per cent chance of getting an organ because of the massive demand for donor livers” class=”blkBorder” /> Matt Maden has only a 20 per cent chance of getting an organ because of the massive demand for donor livers Mr Maden, from Bournemouth, Dorset, was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, as a result of alcohol abuse, when he was 21. Since then, he has had three life threatening bleeds.