Be a Liver of Life!

Current Initiatives and Updates

American Liver Foundation provides current news and information on a variety of liver related topics helping patients, friends and families affected by liver disease.

Living Donor Transplant

The American Liver Foundation and UPMC have launched a new, five-part animated video series to help liver transplant patients find a living donor.
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A New Day at ALF

What ALF tries to convey in our new brand logo, colors and messaging are two simple, yet powerful concepts: The importance of truly "living" one's best life in every stage of their liver journey and the power of the "next step".
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Liver Cancer Conference

This two-day virtual education program is created especially for liver cancer patients and their family members or caregivers.
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Find a Clinical Trial

Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. Speak with your doctor about the ongoing progress and results of these trials to get the most up-to-date information on new treatments. Participating in a clinical trial is a great way to contribute to curing, preventing, and treating liver disease and its complications. Start your search here to find clinical trials that need people like you.

Upcoming Programs & Events

American Liver Foundation offers a wide variety of free patient programs online and in-person in addition to events to raise awareness and funds to support our mission.

Signature Events

Liver Life Walk

Liver Life Walk is a signature event of the American Liver Foundation (ALF). It allows people affected by liver disease to come together to raise awareness and funds. It also gives them the opportunity to support each other in a festive and inspiring environment.
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Liver Life Challenge

The Liver Life Challenge is the American Liver Foundation’s official endurance program, where dedicated athletes across the country use their passion and commitment to go the extra mile for the liver community.
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National Legacy Gala

The National Legacy Gala recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the liver community, fields of biotechnology, medical innovation, and philanthropy.
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Our Impact

From keeping patients updated on COVID-19, liver health and emerging clinical trials to creating a nationwide five-year initiative to help prevent and detect liver disease earlier to making advances in liver transplantation—we’re working every day to save lives.
We advocate for changes in federal policy to improve the management and treatment of liver disease and increase funding for critical liver disease research.
4
Million
We help four million people each year with health information, education and support services.
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27
Million
Since 1979, our Research Awards Program has awarded nearly $27 million for research.
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45
Years
Years of excellence as the leading nonprofit in the liver community.
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Meet People Affected by Liver Disease

Carter B.

Catherine and Josh Bertrand welcomed their baby boy, Carter Owen, into the world on April 16, 2011. The couple was overjoyed […]

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Lisa’s Story

I was diagnosed with stage IV intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma at the age of 46 and given six months to live. I didn’t feel sick, so how could I be dying?

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Tully Girls Run for Dad

Sarah and Emily Tully have cheered their parents, Deb and Keith, on from the sidelines of the Boston Marathon for nearly […]

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Dao D.

I have worked in in the area of hepatitis B virus infection (HBV) from basic research to clinical science and patient care as well as outreach/advocacy programs for more than 9 years.

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Brenda C.

I was diagnosed with AIH/PBC (Autoimmune Hepatitis/ Primary Biliary Cholangitis) crossover and Stage 3 liver fibrosis in September 2011 after 6 months of extreme fatigue.

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Aidan D.

Within hours, Heather and Jeff received the shocking news from doctors: Aidan was in “acute liver failure”.

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