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Phoenix, AZ

Mayo Clinic’s Liver Transplant Support Group

Mayo Clinic HospitalDirections
5777 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Closed group – Mayo Clinic Liver Transplant patients only

Meets: Weekly on Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Contact Liver Transplant Social Workers for more information.

Phone: 480-342-1010

Phoenix, AZ

Banner Transplant’s Liver Disease Support Group

Banner University Medicine – Transplant InstituteDirections
1441 N 12th St
Classroom 1 – First Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Meets: Last Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 PM

(Parking is located north of the building)

Contact Charlie Thomas, LCSW for more information.

Phone: 602-521-5841

Scottsdale, AZ

Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group – Alphazonies

Alpha-1 Foundation has over 80 Support Groups Nationwide for Liver and Lung affected Alphas. Please call for more information, including dates and times for support groups or please check

Alternative contact: Lisa Lambert,

Contact Karen Bennington and Lisa Lambert for more information.

Phone: 480-349-6323 (480-391-9917)

Tuscon, AZ

Abdominal Transplant Support Group

Banner University Medical Center – TucsonDirections
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Dining Room E
Tucson, AZ 85724

Meets: 2nd Thursday of each month from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

This is an abdominal transplant educational support group for patients, families and care givers. Anyone who is a transplant patient or candidate is welcome. Parking receipt validations.

Contact Caitlin Yost for more information.

Phone: 520-694-6149

Tuscon, AZ

Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group – Old Pueblo

Alpha-1 Foundation has over 80 Support Groups Nationwide for Liver and Lung affected Alphas. Please call for more information, including dates and times for support groups or please check

Contact Brenda Demaray for more information.

Phone: 520-661-6876

Tuscon, AZ

Liver Support Group

Martha Cooper Branch LibraryDirections
1377 N. Catalina Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85712

Meets: 1st Thursday of each month from 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Please call 24 hours prior to meeting to confirm attendance.

Contact John Stevens for more information.

Phone: 520-881-8382

Albuquerque, NM

Hepatitis C Support Group

This resource is an individual who takes phone calls from friends and family and directs them to other support groups.

Contact Janet Brown for more information.

Phone: 505-304-1839

Albuquerque, NM

Transplant Community Support Group

Erna Fergusson Public LibraryDirections
3700 San Mateo NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Meets: 1st Saturday of each month from 10:30 – 12:00 PM

Contact Venae Warner for more information.

Phone: 505 344-0512 (505-299-5955)

Albuquerque, NM

U of NM’s Hepatitis C Support Group

University of New Mexico HopsitalDirections
2211 Lomas Blvd., NE
(Cafeteria, 2nd Floor, Manzano Room)
Albuquerque, NM

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Can’t Attend? Join the call instead…
DIAL: 866-453-5550
PIN: 5548097

Contact Lucy Yates for more information.

Phone: 505-272-4081

Mayo Clinic Connect (online Support Group)

Welcome to a place where you can meet people living with transplants conditions or caring for someone with transplant concerns. Join the discussion! Ask your questions, share your story, or just say hello.


PBC Digest (online Support Group)

PBCers OrganizationDirections
1430 Garden Road
Pearland, TX 77581

The Primary Billiary Cirrhosis Organization aka PBCers is a wonderful source of support and education for primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) patients, family members, friends and other autoimmune liver disease patients. Formed in 1996, the PBCers is the largest online PBC support group with almost 3,000 members worldwide.

As a group, we discuss medical information, pain management, medications, research, ask questions, transplantation, vent our anger & fears, speak freely on the ups and downs of daily living, share our personal experiences and build lasting friendships.

Contact Linie Moore, President for more information.

Phone: (346) 302-1620

Phoenix, AZ

Mayo Clinic Liver Transplant Program

Mayo Clinic’s liver transplant doctors and surgeons use proven innovations to successfully treat people with liver failure and other complications of liver conditions. Their expertise with living-donor transplant, a fast-track recovery process and multiorgan transplants are part of why people turn to the Mayo Clinic Liver Transplant Program.

Phone: 855-399-7030 (toll-free)

Intermountain Medical Center and Primary Children’s
(801) 507-3380
ask to be transferred to a living liver donor counselor

Find a Clinical Trial anywhere…

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.

Project Echo

Connecting community providers with health care resources

It all began in 2003 in New Mexico, with a mission to improve health care in rural and underserved populations, by connecting community providers and specialists to eliminate barriers to access to specialty care. With limited-to-no specialty care available in most rural areas, patients can wait for months and travel hundreds of miles to be seen by specialists in a tertiary care center. A lack of access to affordable, quality care can lead to inappropriate and costly utilization of the health system (e.g., frequent ER visits) and, more importantly, to poor health outcomes for individuals.

Project ECHO addresses these issues by training community providers through HIPPA-compliant, technology-enabled collaborative learning to address specialty care-level health concerns in the primary care setting. Multi-disciplinary specialist teams use videoconferencing technology to conduct weekly or bi-weekly sessions with community providers to discuss specialized health care topics. During these clinics, community providers present patient cases to determine the best treatment options. This case-based learning has shown to improve patient health outcomes and provider confidence in treating both common and complex conditions in their communities.

There is no cost associated with participating, and the only requirements to join an ECHO session are access to a computer or mobile device with connection to the internet. Additionally, there are free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits available for those who participate.

The University of Utah was the third site in the world to replicate the ECHO model™ – in 2011 – in an effort to better serve patients in the Mountain West.


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