Liver transplant woman hopes EastEnders storyline boosts organ donation register

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Phil Mitchell succumbed further to liver failure this Christmas (BBC/PA)
A woman who shared her experience of liver transplant to help make the Phil Mitchell story in EastEnders as realistic as possible said she hopes it will encourage viewers to join the organ donation register.

Writers behind the programme's Christmas Day episode, which saw the long-running character undergo a transplant operation, took advice from people who have had their lives saved by the procedure.

Monira Khanom said she would never be able to thank her donor enough after she was diagnosed with liver failure and a brain dysfunction called encephalopathy.Following her transplant last year, she said: "I explained what encephalopathy was to the EastEnders team and how it affects you. Continue reading


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