Approximately 575 patients, family, friends, carers, doctors and nurses came to Murrayfield recently to celebrate 20 years of the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit in Edinburgh. Lots of them had travelled long distances to enjoy a celebratory lunch and to listen to speeches from the medical staff and a former patient. Many also said that they would not be here today if it were not for the unit for which they were very grateful.

In the past 20 years, 1089 transplants have been undertaken by the unit with one surgeon forecasting that this rate may double in years to come.