Despite Juneteenth's nationwide recognition, when it comes to health equity and access to healthcare, disparities within the Black community still remain. ALF is working to help close some of these gaps through partnerships with community organizations such as the Black Liver Health Initiative (BLHI) at New York Presbyterian in New York City.
Meet David Rodriguez, living donor liver transplant recipient and ALF Advocacy Ambassador.
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.
Live donor liver transplantation is when a healthy person donates a portion of their liver to another person in need of a liver transplant.