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Dan and Kevin
17 DECEMBER 2020

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 transplants one of the most successful treatments for those suffering from late-stage liver disease.

There are currently 12,240 Americans registered on the liver transplant list. Sadly, 25% of those patients will die while waiting. The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is committed to reducing this statistic and supporting public health awareness for living-donor liver transplants.

This year, 404 people registered to become living liver donors. We want to celebrate these superheroes and the others who came before them.

Liver transplantation requires a dedicated team including doctors, nurses, family members and caregivers.

YOU ARE ALSO A PART OF THIS TEAM!

Your support funds a critical step in the living donor transplantation process. Patients in need of a living donor are asked to find one – on their own. Often, patients and families have no idea where to begin, so they turn to ALF. With virtual education, toolkits and support services, ALF is a beacon of hope for patients and families considering living-donor liver transplantation, either as a recipient or donor.

Like many, ALF was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. ALF adapted and evolved to become stronger and more efficient – with an unwavering commitment to our liver community.

ALF IS NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER AND THAT MEANS WE NEED YOU!

Will you become a part of the team by donating to ALF? Together, we can raise awareness about living-donor liver transplants and save lives.

To learn more about living-donor liver transplants, please visit our Greatest Gift Initiative.

 

Generous friends of ALF have stepped forward with a challenge grant! Any gift you give between now and December 31, 2020 will be DOUBLED, up to $65,000. 

Did you know the 2020 CARES Act allows you to deduct up to $300 in donations this year, even if you do not itemize?


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