Young alcoholic's wait for liver transplant


Matt Maden from Bournemouth was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis as a result of alcohol abuse when he was 21.

He started drinking alcohol when he was just 10, but his teenage years of excessive drinking caught up with him when he woke up from an alcohol-induced coma in his early 20s.

Now the 26-year-old visits King's College Hospital in London for regular check-ups because his liver is so damaged that he needs a transplant.

Mr Maden lives with his phone constantly by his side hoping to get the call from the transplant team which could save his life.

Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills tells his story on a BBC Inside Out alcohol special which is broadcast on Monday, 9 January on BBC One South at 19:30 GMT and nationwide for seven days on the iPlayer.

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