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.
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.
Last updated on August 5th, 2022 at 03:29 pm