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Fred GordonLiver Transplant Q&A

Approximately 6,000 liver transplants are performed in the U.S. each year. But more than 17,000 Americans are still waiting for donated livers to become available for transplants. Recipients and those awaiting transplants have a myriad of questions about the transplant process and long-term outcomes. ALF sits down with Dr. Fredric Gordon to answer the most frequently asked questions. Dr. Gordon is the medical director of liver transplantation and hepatology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine at Tufts Medical School.

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Ask the Experts: Cincinnati

Teresa Davidson and Catherine Evans talk with The UC Health Transplant team.The American Liver Foundation in collaboration with the UC Health Transplant department invites you to an Ask the Experts panel. This educational program invites ...

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Raise Awareness About Living-Donor Liver Transplants and Save Lives

Did you know the liver is the only organ in the body that can restore itself? Your liver can regenerate after surgical removal or injury with as little as 50% of the original liver remaining, making living-donor ...

Liver Week 2020

Did you know there are over 100 types of liver diseases? As the American Liver Foundation, our mission is to promote education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver ...

ALF Announces Partnership with UPMC to Raise Awareness of Living-Donor Liver Transplants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             July 28, 2020                                                                                     Media Contact: Akeia Blue 202-591-4010 ALFmedia@jpa.com The American Liver Foundation Announces Partnership with UPMC to Raise Awareness of Living-Donor Liver Transplants Leading Foundation and Pioneering ...

Kimberly M.

Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) ...

ALF Donate Life Podcast

In honor of Donate Life Month coming to a close, we hosted our first podcast earlier in the week. It featured a panel that consisted of liver transplant patients who shared their stories and discussed ...

Living Donor Liver Transplantation Q&A with Dr. Elizabeth Pomfret and Dr. James Burton

What is live donor liver transplantation? Live donor liver transplantation is when a healthy person donates a portion of their liver to another person in need of a liver transplant. About 40-60% of a healthy ...

Living Donor Liver Transplant Provides New Lease on Life

By Carolyn Evans If you have PBC, the idea that someday you might need a liver transplant isn’t easy to think about.  I know I didn’t want to consider it, when I was diagnosed in ...

ALF/UPMC Living Donor Awareness Partnership Announcement

Contact: Wendy Zellner Office: 412-586-9777 Mobile: 412-973-7266 E-mail: ZellnerWL@upmc.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPMC Partners with National Kidney Foundation, American Liver Foundation to Expand Organ Donations PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28, 2018 – As part of its commitment ...

Liver Disease Statistics

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 86.4 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime. 70.1 percent reported that ...

Liver Transplantation Educational Series

Interested in learning more about liver transplantation? Check out University of Wisconsin's webinar and liver program on Tuesday, October 17th at 5:30 to learn more! ...

ALF Supports Proposal by OPTN/UNOS to Enhance Liver Distribution

ALF POSITION STATEMENT ON THE CURRENT PROPOSAL BY OPTN/UNOS TO ENHANCE LIVER DISTRIBUTION September 2017 Liver transplants have saved thousands of lives in the United States, but thousands more have died while waiting for organs ...

Journeys Poster: Liver Transplantation

With so much to look forward too at our upcoming Journeys event on Friday, September 8, 2017 – the Young Investigators Update in Liver Disease Poster Competition may be the most exciting! 7 Institutions will ...

From Perfect to Miraculous: Biliary Atresia Makes This Baby a Mentor

She’s only a little over three years old. But Deanna Lynn Anderson may be the world’s youngest mentor, according to her mom, Heidi. This little one was diagnosed at three months old with Biliary Atresia ...

Liver Transplant Q&A

Approximately 6,000 liver transplants are performed in the U.S. each year. But more than 17,000 Americans are still waiting for donated livers to become available for transplants. Recipients and those awaiting transplants have a myriad ...

How Medical Science, a 12-Step Program, and Gratitude Saved Bob’s Life

Bob Rice has packed a lot into his 54 years, but he admits that substance abuse from an early age and then a serious liver disease nearly killed him. During September, which is National Recovery ...

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