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State Resources

Our Mission

ALF promotes education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. ALF Southeast provides a wide variety of these services including information and referral, education programs, support groups, exciting fundraising events, and an array of volunteer opportunities.

Kathleen Flynn
National Senior Director, Engagement

For help with issues related to liver disease, please contact our Help Center by using the Live Chat feature at the bottom of your browser window or call us at (800) 465-4837 Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time or by email at info@liverfoundation.org.


Atlanta

Emory Transplant Center

1365 Clifton Road North East
Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: 404-712-7731
Web: www.emoryhealthcare.org/centers-programs/liver-transplant-program/

Piedmont Transplant Institute

1968 Peachtree Road NW
77 Building, 5th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 404-605-4600
Web: www.piedmont.org/transplant/transplant-home


Support groups provide a place for individuals affected by a similar condition or circumstance to provide and receive support and share their experiences.

Not all support groups are facilitated by a medical professional. Some support groups are facilitated by 3rd party organizations and individuals in this region.

ALF also has identified virtual online support groups you can take advantage of by visiting this page.


Atlanta

Georgia Transplant Foundation

3125 Presidential Pkwy
Suite 230
Atlanta, GA 30340

The Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF) is unique in the national transplant community. Founded in August 1992 by Tommy Smith, a kidney transplant recipient, GTF is focused on providing both financial and educational assistance during a time that is often overwhelming for those undergoing or waiting for a transplant. Today, Georgia Transplant Foundation is the primary source for transplant patient assistance and support for all solid organ transplantation in the entire state of Georgia.

Phone: 770-457-3769
Web: www.gatransplant.org/

Grady Hospital Support Group

Emory University Faculty Office Building
School of Medicine, Room 108
49 Butler Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Meets: 1st Wednesday of each month 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Phone: (404) 703-4884

Hepatitis Focus Support Group DeKalb County

Absolute Care
2484 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30020

Meets: 1st & 3rd Wed of each month 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Email: sista_lah@yahoo.com

Contact Salah Salin for more information.

Pediatric Parent Support Group

Children’s Hospital of Atlanta – Egleston
1405 Clifton Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30322

Separate supervised activities provided simultaneously for pediatric patients.

Meets: 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Phone: (404) 315-3733
Email: lormengel@aol.com

Contact Lauren Sanders for more information.

Piedmont Hospital Liver Support Group

Mason Transplant Clinic
Transplant Unit Conference Room
6th Floor
1968 Peachtree Road, Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30309

Hepatitis C patients, pre and post liver transplant patients.

Meets: Every other Monday at 11:00 a.m.
Phone: 404-605-2374

Contact Airetta Maney for more information.


Augusta

Augusta Hepatitis Support Group

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
950 15th Street, 4D Conference. Room
Specialty Care #25
Augusta, GA 30901

Meets: 4th Monday of each month 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Phone: 706-733-0188 x3844

Contact Angela Hardy, RN, MSN for more information.


Savannah

Emory Transplant Support Group

St. Joseph’s/ Candler
5353 Reynolds Street
Professional Office Bldg, Suite 212
Savannah, GA 31405

Meets: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 912-819-8350

Contact Karen Traver, R.N. for more information.

Piedmont Hospital Outreach Transplant Clinic

Memorial Hospital
Hoskins Center, Classroom 2
4700 Waters Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404

Meets: First Tuesday of each month
Phone: 912-350-9905

Contact Jan Lorentz, RN for more information.

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.


Atlanta

Alpha Therapy in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C

If you have a diagnosis of Hepatitis C, you may be eligible to participate in this study.

You Must:

  • Be betweem 25-65 years of age.
  • Have a diagnosis of Hepatitis C.

If you are eligible to participate, you will have:

  • A brain scan (functional Magnetic resonance imaging- fMRI) of approximately 60 minutes to assess the effects of Interferon-alpha on brain function.
  • Assessments to measure your emotional and physical symptoms.

We will:

  • Provide these assessments free of charge.
  • Compensate you for your involvment.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Emory University Mind-Body Program at 404-712-9620 or e-mail mindbody@emory.edu
Contact Bobby Woolwine for more information.

Email: bwoolwi@emory.edu

Mary Margaret Flynn, MD
Emory Healthcare

Giorgio Roccaro
Emory Healthcare

Raha Sadjadi, MD
Emory Healthcare

Lance Stein
Piedmont Transplant Institute

Ram Subramanian, MD, MBA
Emory Healthcare

In addition to the resources listed above in your state or district, ALF provides these resources that are available no matter where you are. Explore them now…


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