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

Teresa Davidson
National 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.


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.


Cleveland

NEO Pre and Post Transplant Support Group

University Hospitals
Mather Pavillion 1735
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

This support group is open to all liver transplant patients who are listed or who are post-transplant. Patients from all area hospitals are welcome. All meetings include an expert speaker on a relevant topic. Call for speaker topics and details.

Snacks will be provided. Please bring your parking ticket to the meeting for validation.

Meets:Call for meeting information.
Phone:
 (216) 983-5234
Email: kristy.kast@uhhospitals.org

Contact Kristy Kast, LISW-S (University Hospitals) for more information or by phone at (216) 983.5234.

NEO Liver Disease/Transplant Group

Cleveland Clinic Transplant Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

There are no regular meetings for this group. An annual holiday party is held in December for patients and their families.

Meets: Annual holiday party only.
Phone: 216-445-5618
Email: meburk@ccf.org

Contact Melissa Burkhart (Cleveland Clinic) for more information.

Coffee for Caregivers Support Group

Transplant House of Cleveland
11514 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

Held every other Friday from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

This bi-weekly meeting is a chance for caregivers to sit down and talk to one another. Lisa Vegas, wife of a liver transplant recipient, joins the group to discuss her experience with other caregivers. The meeting is held in our office, apartment #1, and coffee is made from our Keurig machine.

For more information, please contact Transplant House of Cleveland at (216) 938-9553.

Simultaneous Patient Gathering & Caregiver Conversations

Transplant House of Cleveland
11514 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

Held every other Tuesday from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

This bi-weekly meeting is an open opportunity for both patients and caregivers to join us to discuss their transplant journeys. Caregivers and patients have separate groups, allowing conversation centered around the different challenges being faced. Patients are joined by David Grier, liver transplant recipient, and Joan-Marie Button, kidney transplant recipient; the caregivers are joined by Elaine Turley, whose father received a liver transplant.

For more information, please contact Transplant House of Cleveland at (216) 938-9553.


Columbus

Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group

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 www.alpha1.org

Phone: 740-819-3188
Web: www.alpha1.org
Email: buckeyealphas@yahoo.com

Contact Kim Mill (Support Group Leader) for more information, http://www.alpha1.org/Alphas-Friends-Family/Support/Support-Groups


Shaker Heights

Liver Education Advocacy and Prevention Services (LEAPS)

Shaker Heights Library
16500 Van Aken Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44120

Email: revdawalker@yahoo.com

Contact Reverand Darnella Walker-Allen for more information.


Toledo

Toledo Glass City Alpha-1 Support Group

Leader Name: Kari Black
Phone: (419) 705-0150
Emailkarifblack@gmail.com


West Portsmouth

Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group

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 www.alpha1.org

Phone: 740-858-0405
Web: www.alpha1.org
Email: stricklyalphas@gmail.com

Contact Amanda Holsinger (Support Group Leader) for more information, http://www.alpha1.org/Alphas-Friends-Family/Support/Support-Groups

Sulieman Abdal Raheem

Talal Adhami

Jessica Angell

Lisa Bell
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Rinjal Brahmbatt

Stanley Martin Cohen

Meelie DebRoy

Reinaldo Garcia

Reema Gulati

Koji Hashimoto

Vera Hupertz

Hicham Khallafi

Corey A. King, MBA MHA
UC Health Medical Center – Transplant Services

Christina Cress Lindenmeyer

Wanda McNeil

Don Melillo

K.V. Narayanan Menon

Charles Miller

Mary Penko

Julie Plescia

Ravi Ravinuthula
Ohio Gastroenterology & Liver Institute

Mark Riesenberg

Carlos Romero-Marrero

Seth Sclair

Lynn Swartz
UC Health Medical Center

Stephanie Szarka

Mousab Tabbaa

Jamile Wakim-Fleming

Anna Weber
UC Health Medical Center

Kunal Yadav

Nizar Zein

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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