Two central Somerset men are undergoing major surgery today, after a father donated 60 per cent of his liver to save his son's life.
Sam Boughen, 26, from Glastonbury suffers from Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis which has left him in desperate need of a transplant.
The disease effects the bile ducts around the liver.
He also suffers from a secondary condition, Autoimmune Hepatitis, where the body's immune system attacks cells of the liver.
Both diseases are the result of a genetic disorder.
The alarm was first raised in 2007, when Sam began to feel unwell, losing two stone in weight in just a few weeks and suffering from exhaustion and lack of concentration.
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