martes, 17 de febrero de 2009

One in four liver transplants in UK go to heavy drinkers

Transplants for people with alcohol-related liver damage rose by more than 60 per cent in the last decade, while waiting lists for donors has lengthened.

Dr Tony Calland, chairman of the British Medical Association's ethics committee, says surgeons could refuse transplants to heavy drinkers unless they agree to curb their alcohol habit.

Link:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/4631153/Transplant-row-as-one-in-four-livers-go-to-heavy-drinkers.html