The IndependantGareth Anderson, 19, from Newtownards in County Down, suffered liver failure after a weekend of drinking and there are fears he could soon die.
Doctors said there was a strict NHS policy that potential transplant donors had to abstain from alcohol for six months.
Found this little piece on a student forum I visit. Most of the replies there have been ones of no sympathy. What are peoples views here?
Think it's a good idea to put the kid in a position where he won't be allowed alcohol in the future, but it doesn't seem right to just let the person die. Hoping it's a case of family donating a liver now, but don't even know whether that's feasible.