Arizona State Resource Center


Our Mission

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

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


Arizona Department of Health Services

Liver Transplant Centers


Mayo Clinic Liver Transplant Program

Mayo Clinic’s liver transplant doctors and surgeons use proven innovations to successfully treat people with liver failure and other complications of liver conditions. Their expertise with living-donor transplant, a fast-track recovery process and multiorgan transplants are part of why people turn to the Mayo Clinic Liver Transplant Program.

Phone: 855-399-7030 (toll-free)

Support Groups

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.


Mayo Clinic’s Liver Transplant Support Group

Mayo Clinic Hospital
5777 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Closed group – Mayo Clinic Liver Transplant patients only

Meets: Weekly on Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Phone: 480-342-1010

Contact Liver Transplant Social Workers for more information.


Banner Transplant’s Liver Disease Support Group

Banner Health – University Medicine Transplant Institute
1441 N 12th St
Classroom 1 – First Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Meets: Last Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 PM
Phone: 602-521-5841

Contact Karen RosnerLCSW for more information.

(Parking is located north of the building)


Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group – Alphazonies

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

Phone: 480-349-6323; 480-391-9917

Contact Karen Bennington and Lisa Lambert for more information.


Abdominal Transplant Support Group

Banner Health – University Medical Center Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Dining Room E
Tucson, AZ 85724

This is an abdominal transplant educational support group for patients, families and care givers. Anyone who is a transplant patient or candidate is welcome. Parking receipt validations.

Meets:2nd Thursday of each month from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Contact Caitlin Yost for more information.


Alpha-1 Foundation Support Group – Old Pueblo

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

Phone: 520-661-6876

Contact Brenda Demaray for more information.


Banner Health Liver Disease Virtual Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 8:00pm (AZ time)

Contact Karen Rosner for information


Phone: 602-521-5841


Liver Support Group

Martha Cooper Branch Library
1377 N. Catalina Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85712

Please call 24 hours prior to meeting to confirm attendance.

Meets: 1st Thursday of each month from 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Phone: 520-881-8382

Contact John Stevens for more information.

Related Links

Diseases of the Liver

Government Organizations

Liver Disease Diets

Liver Transplant

Medical Terminology

Patient Organizations

Professional Organizations

Progression of Liver Disease

Student Resources

Last updated on August 17th, 2023 at 01:45 pm

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